Northumberland Schools Network | Foundation Stage/Early Years http://www.northumberlandlea.net/foundation/ The Northumberland LA website provides information and resources to Northumberland schools. en-gb Tue, 23 May 2017 21:11:22 GMT Copyright Northumberland County Council 2006 - 2017 http://validator.w3.org/feed/docs/rss2.html 60 http://www.northumberlandlea.net//graphics/northumberland_rss.png http://www.northumberlandlea.net/foundation/ Northumberland Schools Network | Foundation Stage/Early Years G4-15 Music Partnership North Information for Schools To advise schools of revised guidelines for music tuition in school and information re teaching weeks http://www.northumberlandlea.net/6178 http://www.northumberlandlea.net/6178 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Milk Termly Return - Spring 2015 Milk Termly Return - Spring Term http://www.northumberlandlea.net/6163 http://www.northumberlandlea.net/6163 Fri, 16 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Training Taster Session for Primary Teachers A free training opportunity for primary teachers. It is an afternoon taster session to promote future sessions which will be held at St. james RC Primary School, Hebburn. http://www.northumberlandlea.net/6116 http://www.northumberlandlea.net/6116 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Portage 3 Day workshop You are invited to Portage 3 Day Workshops, please see attached for details http://www.northumberlandlea.net/6097 http://www.northumberlandlea.net/6097 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT F19 P20 M09 S16-14 Assessment Development – Early Years Foundation Stage, KS1 and KS2 Letter requesting details of key staff members for 2014/15 assessment period. http://www.northumberlandlea.net/6099 http://www.northumberlandlea.net/6099 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT JUNIOR MEMORY CHAMPIONSHIP 2014/2015 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN JUNIOR MEMORY CHAMPIONSHIP 2014/2015Working with primary schools to promote memory techniques for kids The Junior Memory Championship enters its 7th year Jonathan Hancock explains the importance of teaching memory techniques.  See video clip on the JMC web site http://www.juniormemorychampionship.com Over 300 schools already registered. Make sure you don’t miss out on this valuable educational initiative Dear Teacher,  Give your new Year 6 pupils these important learning skills and see the benefits in their academic performance. I do hope that you've had a good half term break.  I am writing to invite you to register your school for this important educational initiative. The following quote from an article in the TES illustrates the benefits to pupils' overall attainment:"All the children made at least four average point score [APS] progress, while 80 per cent of them made more than four APS progress and that is across reading, writing and maths." Ashley WintersHeadteacher of Brownmead Junior School, Birmingham “Just wanted to send a messageto say how impressed I am with all the materials on the website. We feel developing memory skills is a priority at our school, and your materials have given such a clear structure in how to implement this in school. Thank you!”Anna Cvijetic, Headteacher at Crowle Primary Academy It has been another memorable year for the Junior Memory Championship.  More than 25,000 children from all over the UK joined the JMC and learned valuable memory skills which in turn have helped them with their academic performance.  More and more teachers are recognising the importance of teaching their pupils these vital memory techniques..  The Final of this year's Championship took place on 15th June at London Zoo.  Isla Flett is officially the best young learner in the UK.  The Year 6 pupil from St Mary's School in Twickenham became the new national Junior Memory Champion, winning a thrilling final and amazing the audience with her learning skills.  Visit our web site www.juniormemorychampionship.com for full details.  Your fast track to registering your school is to go to this web site and click on 'register school'. There has been considerable media interest in the Junior Memory Championship over the past eighteen months: A major feature in The Times (14th January 2013) Jonathan Hancock (Founder of the Junior Memory Championship) featured in Channel 4’s “Child Genius” (June 2013) An interview with Jonathan Hancock, on BBC Radio 4's "Midweek" programme (5th December 2012) A four page article in the TES (16th November 2012) Guardian Teachers' Network (19th September 2012) Featured in The Irish Examiner (March 2013) Every school that participates in the Junior Memory Championship will be given our Learning Skills Foundation Associated School Certificate. Register now and your children will be eligible to compete in the online stages of the Championship in March 2015.   To register now go to "www.juniormemorychampionship.com/igt/register.php" to enter your school and contact details. On completion of registration you will receive an invoice from us for the registration fee of £50 plus VAT - total £60 (for all your year 6 children). What is it? This educational initiative is the only national UK Junior Memory Championship. After classroom training, with material provided by us, the children are able to participate in our nationwide, on-line test supervised by their own teacher.  Children really enjoy seeing their memory skills dramatically improve. How does it work? The core content is structured training for children with materials prepared by Jonathan Hancock, a former World Memory Champion and now Deputy Head Teacher of a primary school. His techniques, using words, numbers and pictures are then taught by you, the children's own teacher. The specific goal is to teach children valuable memory skills that will help them with their school work and give them skills for life. These substantial training materials are available to all registered schools via our web site. Who is it for? Children in Year 6 What are the benefits? Clear gains in attainment at school Heightened confidence as a result of being able to memorise Better communication What is the purpose of the Junior Memory Championship? To bring powerful memory techniques to the forefront of learning for primary school children How long has it been running? This is our seventh year of the Championship What does it cost? Register now for £50 plus VAT = £60 per school.  No extras.  How many children can I sign up? All the Year 6 children in your school. No limit. What do I get for this fee? An Inset Pack Video Clips explaining the key learning techniques A Full memory training programme for the Year 6 children Lesson Plans Materials to develop learning skills in other year-groups What happens after I register? After we receive your fee and registration details you can access all the materials you need to teach your children the memory techniques. In late February 2015 you will be able to add your children's names to your school's register of competitors. The on-line competition takes place in March and every child who has done the training and wants to participate has the opportunity to do so. The 20 best pupils from around the country are then invited to attend the Championship Final at London Zoo in June 2015. All children who participate in the JMC (whether they do the on-line competition or not) will receive a Junior Memory Championship Certificate. How do I register my school? Please go to www.juniormemorychampionship.com/igt/register.php to register your school's details. On receiving these details we send you an invoice requesting that you send a cheque for £60 made out to The Learning Skills Foundation. On receipt of the registration fee your school's account is activated. With best wishes Caroline Caroline Shott t: +44 20 7736 1772 m: +44 77 1192 6717 Founder & CEO The Learning Skills Foundation Organisers of the Junior Memory Championship http://www.northumberlandlea.net/6105 http://www.northumberlandlea.net/6105 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT JUNIOR MEMORY CHAMPIONSHIP 2014/2015 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN JUNIOR MEMORY CHAMPIONSHIP 2014/2015Working with primary schools to promote memory techniques for kids The Junior Memory Championship enters its 7th year Jonathan Hancock explains the importance of teaching memory techniques.  See video clip on the JMC web site http://www.juniormemorychampionship.com Over 300 schools already registered. Make sure you don’t miss out on this valuable educational initiative Dear Teacher,  Give your new Year 6 pupils these important learning skills and see the benefits in their academic performance. I do hope that you've had a good half term break.  I am writing to invite you to register your school for this important educational initiative. The following quote from an article in the TES illustrates the benefits to pupils' overall attainment:"All the children made at least four average point score [APS] progress, while 80 per cent of them made more than four APS progress and that is across reading, writing and maths." Ashley WintersHeadteacher of Brownmead Junior School, Birmingham “Just wanted to send a messageto say how impressed I am with all the materials on the website. We feel developing memory skills is a priority at our school, and your materials have given such a clear structure in how to implement this in school. Thank you!”Anna Cvijetic, Headteacher at Crowle Primary Academy It has been another memorable year for the Junior Memory Championship.  More than 25,000 children from all over the UK joined the JMC and learned valuable memory skills which in turn have helped them with their academic performance.  More and more teachers are recognising the importance of teaching their pupils these vital memory techniques..  The Final of this year's Championship took place on 15th June at London Zoo.  Isla Flett is officially the best young learner in the UK.  The Year 6 pupil from St Mary's School in Twickenham became the new national Junior Memory Champion, winning a thrilling final and amazing the audience with her learning skills.  Visit our web site www.juniormemorychampionship.com for full details.  Your fast track to registering your school is to go to this web site and click on 'register school'. There has been considerable media interest in the Junior Memory Championship over the past eighteen months: A major feature in The Times (14th January 2013) Jonathan Hancock (Founder of the Junior Memory Championship) featured in Channel 4’s “Child Genius” (June 2013) An interview with Jonathan Hancock, on BBC Radio 4's "Midweek" programme (5th December 2012) A four page article in the TES (16th November 2012) Guardian Teachers' Network (19th September 2012) Featured in The Irish Examiner (March 2013) Every school that participates in the Junior Memory Championship will be given our Learning Skills Foundation Associated School Certificate. Register now and your children will be eligible to compete in the online stages of the Championship in March 2015.   To register now go to "www.juniormemorychampionship.com/igt/register.php" to enter your school and contact details. On completion of registration you will receive an invoice from us for the registration fee of £50 plus VAT - total £60 (for all your year 6 children). What is it? This educational initiative is the only national UK Junior Memory Championship. After classroom training, with material provided by us, the children are able to participate in our nationwide, on-line test supervised by their own teacher.  Children really enjoy seeing their memory skills dramatically improve. How does it work? The core content is structured training for children with materials prepared by Jonathan Hancock, a former World Memory Champion and now Deputy Head Teacher of a primary school. His techniques, using words, numbers and pictures are then taught by you, the children's own teacher. The specific goal is to teach children valuable memory skills that will help them with their school work and give them skills for life. These substantial training materials are available to all registered schools via our web site. Who is it for? Children in Year 6 What are the benefits? Clear gains in attainment at school Heightened confidence as a result of being able to memorise Better communication What is the purpose of the Junior Memory Championship? To bring powerful memory techniques to the forefront of learning for primary school children How long has it been running? This is our seventh year of the Championship What does it cost? Register now for £50 plus VAT = £60 per school.  No extras.  How many children can I sign up? All the Year 6 children in your school. No limit. What do I get for this fee? An Inset Pack Video Clips explaining the key learning techniques A Full memory training programme for the Year 6 children Lesson Plans Materials to develop learning skills in other year-groups What happens after I register? After we receive your fee and registration details you can access all the materials you need to teach your children the memory techniques. In late February 2015 you will be able to add your children's names to your school's register of competitors. The on-line competition takes place in March and every child who has done the training and wants to participate has the opportunity to do so. The 20 best pupils from around the country are then invited to attend the Championship Final at London Zoo in June 2015. All children who participate in the JMC (whether they do the on-line competition or not) will receive a Junior Memory Championship Certificate. How do I register my school? Please go to www.juniormemorychampionship.com/igt/register.php to register your school's details. On receiving these details we send you an invoice requesting that you send a cheque for £60 made out to The Learning Skills Foundation. On receipt of the registration fee your school's account is activated. With best wishes Caroline Caroline Shott t: +44 20 7736 1772 m: +44 77 1192 6717 Founder & CEO The Learning Skills Foundation Organisers of the Junior Memory Championship http://www.northumberlandlea.net/6104 http://www.northumberlandlea.net/6104 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT F17 P18-14 Early Years Seminar EYFS/KS1 assessment seminar – 3rd / 4th December 2014, Choppington Welfare, 10am - 3pm http://www.northumberlandlea.net/6002 http://www.northumberlandlea.net/6002 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Early Years Entitlement and Rising 3’s Information update The Education Act 2011 has made it a statutory requirement for Local Authorities to provide 15 hours a week (570 hours a year) of free education entitlement for disadvantaged two year olds. From September 2014 this was extended to 40% of all 2 year olds. Please read the attached letter for full details http://www.northumberlandlea.net/6072 http://www.northumberlandlea.net/6072 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT EY CPD courses - Autumn Term Please find attached a list of EYFS courses available  in the  November and December 2014. For the full list of courses please down load the Early Years Professional Development Programme ( for Private Voluntary and independent ( PVI) sector available from the Family information services (FIS) section of the Northumberland County Council web site. Courses in this booklet are part of the  schools Early Years SLA but can also be purchased individually by non SLA members at the price indicated. Course application forms should be completed and sent to earlyyearstraining@northumberland.gov.uk for the attention of administrators,  head teachers and early years coordinators and staff http://www.northumberlandlea.net/6004 http://www.northumberlandlea.net/6004 Mon, 03 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT