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Writers in Reception - the mechanics and the motivations

Think of the 2 year old who is very keen to write - mark making on your walls and on themselves!

Outline

Think of the 2 year old who is very keen to write - mark making on your walls and on themselves! What happens to that child on their journey to becoming successful writers? How can we in Year R support the mechanics of writing through the stages of physical development from shoulder pivots to precise pencil grips? How can we in Year R capture children's interests and writing needs to motivate them and build their confidence on the journey towards the ELG?

Description

This workshop will take you on a journey through gross motor to fine motor skill development and beyond to the place where we can truly engage and sustain children's interest and excitement to write! We will consider how creativity and imagination are key elements of successful writers and always hold onto the fact that "writing floats on a sea of talk"

Outcomes

By the end of this workshop you will:

  • Know how to enthuse children and inspire them to write for real purposes
  • Know how to support the physicality of writing
  • Have reflected on your continuous provision and environment for writing

Booking Information

Booking to be made via this website.

Queries to the Early Years Workforce team at EYWorkforce@portsmouthcc.gov.uk or by telephone on 023 92 841974

Audience

This course is aimed at:
Year Reception Teachers

27 Feb 2020 13:00 - 15:30

Closing date: 20/02/2020
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Early Years and Childcare
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Date and Time

27 Feb 2020 13:00 - 15:30

Venue

Civic Offices (EYV2 / Conference Room A), Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2EA

Trainer

EYAT Team
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