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EYFS The Three R’s: Reading, Writing & Maths in Reception

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

Applicable to: 
Early Years Practitioners
Event Type: 
per person per course
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About this event

This brand new course responds to a real need in EYFS to clarify good practice in the light of Bold Beginnings – the 2017 Ofsted report into early years.

The three R’s have long been recognised as playing a crucial role in the early years curriculum and require dedicated teaching time in light of what actually works most effectively for young children. The course will help managers and leaders understand what effective practice should look like in EYFS. It will also enable teachers and  support staff to understand their role in relation to developing reading, writing and maths.

The course will look in detail at:

• How the recommendations of Bold Beginnings fit alongside other Ofsted / DfE documentation and its incorporation  into developmentally appropriate practice in the reception class;
• How, when and where the teaching of reading, writing and maths can be covered in the daily practice;
• Promoting reading, writing and maths through effective child initiated learning with ideas for high quality provision;
• The promotion of reading, writing and maths through adult directed learning;
• The need for informed staff skills to promote the three R’s;
• Simple, manageable planning for the 3 R’s. 


Trainer(s): Kathy Bigio

An extensively experienced Early Years expert, Kathy Bigio has an in-depth knowledge of effective practice and a deep passion for meeting the needs of children. She was Senior Teacher Adviser for Early Years at Lancashire County Council and worked as part of their advisory service for 10 years, as well as working in a similar role for Blackburn with Darwen LA.  Sharing her knowledge of 30 years delivering early years training courses in the private, voluntary, independent and maintained sectors, Kathy worked intensively with local schools to improve the outcomes for all children.  In 2011 Kathy established an independent training company delivering a full programme of EYFS courses, including preparation for Ofsted, for teachers and leaders working in schools in the maintained sector. She continues to work with local authorities and schools, bringing a common sense approach that meets the requirements of the EYFS framework for both child-initiated and adult-led learning.