New Entrants: Oral language and Foundation Skills, with Jo Williams
This workshop will address the importance of daily oral language opportunities, sensory experiences and play. Effective ways of developing children’s speaking, listening, thinking and questioning skills will be discussed.
The workshop will also highlight the connection oral language has to early reading and writing development. This will also include the importance of foundation skills: memory, visual, auditory, gross motor and fine motor skills and building on these skills in preparation for learning.
How to develop literacy skills through an integrated, cross curricular, thematic and authentic approach with be explored with practical links between literacy and other curriculum areas being demonstrated.
The workshop will move on to beginning the writing process highlighting the importance of providing opportunities for celebrating writing milestones. The group will share ideas for children’s writing and spelling experiences and different personal approaches.
At the completion of the course participants will:
- Have an understanding of the Literacy Progressions documents and the Supporting English Language Learning in Primary Schools (SELLPS), plus other useful resources and further reading
- Understand the importance of foundation skills.
- Have knowledge of ideas for children’s writing and spelling experiences
- Be aware of visual resources, props and useful websites.