Early Years Conference 2022

Facilitated by Julie Fisher, this webinar will encourage Year 1 and Year 2 teachers to build on effective practice in the EYFS to offer all children a seamless and positive transition into KS1.

It will focus on how young children learn best at this age and the implications of this for teaching strategies in the KS1 classroom. It will examine the importance of the learning environment and continuous provision, both indoors and out, as well as exploring how the traditional timetable can interrupt and disrupt children’s play-based learning. Through the use of DVD footage from Reception and KS1 classes, the webinar will examine the changing role of teachers and TAs as they move between supporting adult-led and child-led learning. The day will give senior leaders a greater understanding of the rationale behind a play-based approach and what to look for in KS1 classrooms to ensure that standards and quality are maintained and, hopefully, improved.

Issues addressed:

  • How children learn most effectively at age 5, 6 & 7
  • Planning an effective learning environment in Year 1 that builds on best foundation stage practice
  • Organising the learning day – considering the impact of the school timetable on learning
  • The differing benefits of learning alongside an adult and learning independently
  • The role of the adult in supporting both adult-led and child-led learning
  • How senior leaders can be supported to monitor a play-based approach appropriately


  • Reception teachers and Year 1 teachers (ideally in school ‘pairs’)
  • Headteachers and senior leaders with responsibility for KS1 pedagogy

Location / Venue

Remote, via Zoom
(Session will not be recorded, and can only be attended live)


Tuesday 17th May 2022, 9.00am – 3.00pm


£95 for those who attended our Early Years Conference with Greg Bottrill in June 2021

£125 for all other attendees

Booking deadline

Tuesday 10th May 2022

This was a truly amazing day and I feel so inspired and reinvigorated!

Early Years Conference 2021

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