Woodwork as a Key Curricular Experience at The Ace Centre

Woodwork as a Key Curricular Experience at The Ace Centre

Date(s) - 19/04/2023
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The ACE Centre Nursery School


£40 per person

This workshop aims to give you an insight into why woodwork in early years works wonders; a step-by-step guide of how to initiate woodwork in your early years setting; and, the opportunity to tinker and find your own inspiration to take the next step.

Woodwork as a Key Curricular Experience at The Ace Centre

The workshop will show you how woodwork is one of those magic activities which not only engages and involves children in a deep level of learning across the curriculum, but really kindles a natural creativity and exploration of new skills.

The training will:

  • Define the benefits across all stages and areas of the curriculum
  • Introduce a progression of skills
  • Plan for parental involvement
  • Go through risk assessments and procedures
  • Explore tools, materials and storage
  • Executive skills – open questions – using a language of safety, planning and creative thinking

On this course, you will learn:

  • how to prepare and implement successful woodwork sessions
  • how to support children to feel safe and find their confidence
  • how to organise a woodwork area and embed safety in your practice
  • how to involve your team and parents in provision

This session is suitable for ECTs, EYFS Teachers, EYFS Practitioners, Teaching Assistants and those aiming to build their confidence and develop their ideas for ways in which they can support children to make progress across the curriculum with woodwork.

Note: Should we not receive enough uptake to run this outdoor workshop face to face, we may offer it as an online session instead. If you’re unable to attend in person, then please email us to register your interest in attending virtually (info@otsa.org.uk)

Lexy Tuckwell is an experienced Early Years teacher and SENCO who qualified in 2008 and has worked in primary school KS1, Reception, and Foundation Stage settings. She currently works as a senior leader in an Outstanding maintained nursery school. She is also a qualified Forest School Leader and a passionate advocate for Early Years. She has trained in and introduced diverse Early Years pedagogic practices and ethos at The ACE Centre, building a wide portfolio of Early Years practice and wisdom as lead teacher. With experience in being a SCITT and PGCE mentor and having run in house CPD sessions, she is delighted to have the opportunity to now share her experience within the structure of the ECT programme and ITT Specialist Subject days. She is also currently undergoing NPQH Headteacher training and completing a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership with Best Practice Network.


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