How to develop problem solving and creativity using loose materials

How to develop problem solving and creativity using loose materials


Friday 27th April – 9.30am – 3.30pm

Course venue: West Thornton Primary Academy, Croydon CR0 3BS

Led by Jackie Slaughter – Specialist Leader in Education for early years

Loose materials are anything that can be assembled, disassembled, moved, combined and re-imagined in an endless variety of ways, providing children with endless opportunities for problem-solving and creativity. Find out how you can use many of these free, natural and man-made resources across the curriculum.

This course will enable you to:

  • Discover how to provide an enabling environment using loose materials
  • Actively engage in using loose materials in all areas of the curriculum – inside and out
  • Find out how to provide for exciting and engaging resources on a shoe-string budget
  • Learn how using loose materials supports problem-solving and develops critical thinking

Target audience: This course benefits anyone working in, or leading early years. You will come away equipped with a wealth of ideas in order to raise engagement levels and improve teaching and learning, in your setting.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

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Written by jackieslaughter1

I have over 20 years experience in teaching and leading the Early Years Foundation Stage, as well as supporting other settings through training and school to school support. I have recently set up a training and consultancy service - Early Years Outdoor Learning - to offer support and training on all things early years but with particular emphasis on outdoor learning.

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