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Moving Outdoors: enhancing physical development through children's natural play

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Friday 13 March 2020

Cost

Early bird rate: £70 members, £90 non-members - available until 31st January 2020
Standard rate: £90 members, £110 non-members - if booked after 31st January 2020

Programme

This regional conference focuses on enhancing opportunities for movement and physical development through utilising the outdoor environment to its full potential. The two keynotes examine why movement and physicality is so important for the children in our care and how to create these enriching environments within the space afforded to your setting. The workshops will help you to further develop how to plan for and observe ways in which physical development can be enhanced, and how to expand the range of activities and opportunities to maximise learning and outcomes, framed within the context of the current curriculum.

"It is time that we recognised that the brain does not learn by itself: the body learns too, and if we are to educate our children properly we must encourage developmental parity between body and brain.  Physical education is as important as the teaching of literacy and maths in the early years." - Sally Goddard Blythe, TES 7.1.00

9.30             Registration opens

10.00           Welcome and introductions - State of the curriculum

10.10           Jan White - Keynote - Why is movement & physicality so important for young children?

Young children have powerful inner drives to be active, constantly showing us their need for and pleasure in movement. Exploring the influence of physicality across wellbeing, health, learning, and development, Jan will focus upon the particular movement experiences that are especially significant in the early years and reinforce the importance of putting physicality at the heart of early childhood education.

11.10           Refreshment break

11.40           Breakout session with Clare Devlin or Joan Henderson

Choose between:

Observation and Planning for Physical Learning and Development - Clare Devlin

This session will take a closer look at the connection between observation, evaluation, and planning for physical development and learning. Planning for learning will derive from a child-led and adult-led perspective. Consideration will be given to how the indoor and outdoor environment can support physical development and learning.

Play and Activity based learning environments - Joan Henderson

12.30           Lunch and networking

13.40           Jan White - Keynote - Creating a movement-rich outdoor environment

Using examples of provision and practice from across the UK and beyond, Jan will inspire and support practitioners to create stimulating, movement-rich outdoor environments that both promote physical development and encourage whole-bodied, active, and meaningful learning.

14.40           Breakout session with Clare Devlin or Joan Henderson

Choose between:

Observation and Planning for Physical Learning and Development - Clare Devlin

Play and Activity based learning environments - Joan Henderson

15.30           Plenary session/questions

15.45           Close

  The programme and timings may be subject to change.
Speaker/s: 
Jan White
Clare Devlin
Joan Henderson
Event type: 
Conference
Location: 
Belfast
Venue: 
Stranmillis University College, Stranmillis Road, Belfast, BT9 5DY
Date: 
Friday, 13 March, 2020
Time: 
9.30am registration, Event runs 10am - 3.45pm
Cost: 

Early bird rate: £70 members, £90 non-members - available until 31st January 2020
Standard rate: £90 members, £110 non-members - if booked after 31st January 2020

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