As we want a whole school approach to our curriculum, I found the course interesting and valuable to be able to ensure that our EYFS curriculum is in line with KS1 and KS2. I found the content of value too, in what I must consider for the curriculum when we begin to put it into place. I feel we will now work towards having a curriculum that suits the needs of our children and I am excited to begin reviewing this.
Really enjoyed Lesley’s presentation – clear explanations, links to practical ideas and real life stories to make it meaningful.
I was particularly interested in the threshold concepts and big ideas as this not only looks at what and how we want children to learn in the Early Years, but also demonstrates subject linkages with KS1/2. I found the input on reading/vocabulary etc useful as it supported our current progression. Also, the focus on Physical Development and PSED leading onto Reading and Writing - most reassuring. Overall, a well-structured day with supportive materials and the opportunities to comment and ask questions.
All of the course was interesting especially the sections on Big Ideas and Thresholds. Very good course. Very knowledgeable speaker. Easy to listen too. Very informative. Very interesting - did not feel like a full day course in front of the computer!
To better our practice by tiering up words to increase children’s vocabulary and a better understanding of culture capital and how to embed it into our curriculum were the most useful parts of the day. Overall, very informative and to the point.