Excellence in EYFS: Creating Young Writers and Mathematicians


To become a young writer and mathematician is a complex process all too easily misunderstood as writing with a pencil and forming numbers.

In order to effectively support the whole child we need to understand how writing and mathematics come about when a multitude of different skills are mastered; physically, linguistically and cognitively.


Join us for a day full of fantastic learning opportunities focusing upon:


The Learning Environment:


  • How can we set up a physical environment that allows children to explore and develop their skills meaningfully and with high levels of motivation?
  • How can we fill our learning environments with the essential talk that precedes and fuels writing and mathematics?


Physical development: 


  • What does the human body need to learn to do before it can master the fine motor control involved in mark making in both writing and mathematics?
  • What kinds of daily activities will support this development and ensure our children are confident, resilient, risk-taking learners? 




  • What does early writing and mathematics look like in my setting ? 
  • How can we plan for a balance of initiated, child-led and adult-led learning so we respect and follow children’s interests whilst introducing them to new experiences and extending their skills through appropriate adult intervention

Further Details



9:15am arrival for 9:30am start

3:30pm finish

Who is suitable for?

EYFS teachers, teaching assistants, child-minders and independent EYFS providers


July 4, 2018 9:15 am
Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, Worcester WR3 8SZ
June 6, 2018 9:15 am
Kings Norton Golf Club, Birmingham B48 7ED

COST: £165 + VAT | £150 + VAT for additional places

Lunch and refreshments

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    Thank you so much Karen. I enjoyed the training this morning tremendously and tried out the ideas straight after lunch with my class leading to 20 mins of enthusiastic discussion! Brilliant!

    The children said they really enjoyed it and wanted to do more so I am definitely going to be changing my teaching!’

  • Thank you for showing us HOW to change. So many courses just tell us what isn't working but not how to go about addressing this. Your approaches make so much sense! Thank you.

  • Just to say thank you again for 3 really brilliant talks at SGIS. We're a small school near Basel and we’d be interested in anything you’re doing nearby (Zurich way) so please let us know!