Free course to support the langauge & communication development of EYFS children

The free training is taking place a Highfield Community Primary School on 19 April is the outcome of an 18 month project delivered in partnership by Flo-culture, Houghton Community Nursery School, Highfield Community Primary School, Valley Road Community Primary School and Bernard Gilpin Primary School.  We have developed a learning resource for early years practitioners that uses targeted music acticvities to support the language and communication develoment of children most at need.  
Tuesday 19 April 2016 
4 - 6pm, arrivals & refreshments from 3.45pm
Highfield Community Primary School, Fordfield Road, Sunderland SR4 0DA
Supporting the langauge & communication development of EYFS children
Poco a Poco is a learning resource for early years practitioners, using targeting music activities to support the language and communication development of chidlren most at need, including those at risk of delay, children identified with SEN, and children with EAL.
Poco has been developed over 4 years in partnership with Houghton Community Nursery School, Highfield Community Primary School, Valley Road Community Primary School and Bernard Gilpin Primary School.
The resulting activities are tried and tested, and have benefited greatly from the input of early years practitioners and children.  Formative assessment and practitioner observations show that targeted intervenbtion using the approach accelerates learning, particularly in the areas of Personal, Social and Emotional Behaviour and Communication and Language.
This FREE training, delivered by Poco a Poco Creative Director, Bridie Jackson and Project Musician, Joe Johnston, will be a fun, explorative and practical session, introducing the Poco approach and activities.
Previous musical experience/knowledge is not required.
By the end of the session you will have:
- Increased knowledge of how singing contributes to communication and language development
- Understanding of how Poco a Poco activities contribute to Early Learning Goals
- Practical activities you can transfer directly to your classroom/setting
This training opportunity is FREE.  To reserve your place please contact Louise Taylor on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0797 664 8867.