EYFS: Transforming Learning Environments Using The Communication Friendly Spaces™ Approach
EYFS leads, EYFS teachers, Head teachers
Outline of event:
The interactive half day (am or pm) training session – delivered by Elizabeth Jarman - will include a challenging overview of The Communication Friendly Spaces™ Approach, which will help to develop learning environments that are really supporting children and families, specifically speaking and listening skills, physical development and emotional well-being. Input will illustrate the theory with relevant imagery, case studies, videos and examples of impact, to demonstrate how the principles underpinning the approach have been used in practice.
The session will also involve a practical element which would help delegates to tune into the needs of individual case study children/ families which Elizabeth will provide through a ‘Create a Space’ activity using an ELIZABETH JARMAN® Training Kit. This activity will then inspire discussion about ways to use the environment and many materials/ resources which people will already have, more imaginatively. The spaces developed by each of the delegate groups will then be shared through a facilitated discussion.
There will be the opportunity for review and questions and help will be provided to transfer thinking into practice.
Learning and Teaching Outcomes:
Delegates will gain a greater insight into the following areas:
+ Using the environment to support transition, to establish a sense of familiarity and belonging
+ Maximising the use of space- developmentally appropriate spaces
+ Storage and resource management
+ Resources ‘worth investigating’
+ The impact of noise
+ Informed use of colour
+ The effects of light
+ The role of the adult
We expect that all CPD will involve integral evaluation processes
Delegates must bring/wear suitable footwear and clothing for a practical outdoor activity.
Elizabeth Jarman's website:
Duration: this is a half day AM event
professional or governor standards:
4b 4d 5a 5b 5c 5d 8b 8e S2_1a S2_1b
item code ~ event 132
Event Facilitator: Emerald Grant