Introducing woodworking into your provision for EYFS and KS1
A special training day for teachers, support staff, leads and headteachers.
At: Ross on Wye Community Gardens (29 Old Gloucester Road, Ross on Wye, HR9 5AA)
On: Monday 18th of September 9:30am – 3:15pm
Tutor: Pete Moorhouse – early years creative consultant and leading authority on woodwork in early years educations (www.irresistible-learning.co.uk)
- The background and value of woodworking for early years
- How to set up a woodworking area and safely introduce the use of tools
- Extend opportunity for creativity and critical thinking at your setting
- Encourage independence and agency for children
- Enrich the learning provision and much more
- The course includes opportunities to practice using woodworking tools and materials
There is something really special about woodworking. The smell and feel of wood, using real tools, working with a natural material, the sounds of hammering and sawing, hands and minds working together to express imagination and solve problems, the use of strength and coordination: all go to combine captivation young children’s interest. It provides a truly unique experience. Woodwork is hugely popular with children, providing a rich source of enjoyment as well as learning. It is truly cross-curricular embracing so many areas of learning as well as building on children’s dispositions for learning. The impact is profound and long term.