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We’re so excited to announce the date for our next charity ball: Saturday, 18 November 2017.
We’ve managed to secure a bigger venue this year as there was a lot of interest last year and we are delighted to invite you and your friends and family to come along to Cwrt Bleddyn.
Date: Friday, 6 May 2016
Venue: Llanover Village Hall, Llanover, NP7 9HB
This workshop will be delivered by The Whole Child Therapy Group based in London and is an introduction to sensory processing and how these issues impact on a child. This is a dynamic workshop that discusses and explores the experiences for a child with sensory processing difficulties. Providing insight into signs of sensory difficulties and beginning the discussion of providing a supportive environment at school.
This workshop is aimed at parents, carers, teachers, support staff and clinicians who are looking to understand how sensory processing disorders can effect so many of the children they know and work with.
Those attending the workshop will gain insight into how issues around sensory processing can make everyday functions difficult for children and start to explore ways to reduce the impact of these difficulties.
- To understand sensory processing and the impact on daily life
- To understand the impact of sensory processing difficulties on learning
- To provide a sensory lens to behaviour and engagement
Timetable for the day:
10:00 – Arrival and Registration
10:15 – Session 1
11:00 – Break
11:20 – Session 2
12:45 – Lunch
13:30 – Session 3
15:00 – Break
15:20 – Session 4 and Questions
17:00 – Finish
Workshop charge to professionals: £40
Charge to family members of children with Down’s syndrome: £10
Monday, 18 January 2016 – Foundation and KS1
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 – KS2 onwards
9.00am – 3.00pm (Registration 9 – 9.30am)
Venue – K:04, K Block, Coleg Gwent, Usk Campus, Usk, NP15 1XJ
What is Numicon?
Numicon is a multi-sensory maths teaching programme using Numicon maths shapes in a series of practical teaching activities. The Maths Shapes give learners insight into number values and relationships in a way not provided by written numerals. Learners develop their own mental imagery as they combine and compare the shapes to do arithmetic in a series of practical activities.
Numicon’s visual, auditory and kinaesthetic approach appeals to different learning styles. Pupils learn through both seeing and feeling how Numicon patterns connect with each other. By physically manipulating Numicon to build constructions, make arrangements and patterns and play games using the feely bag, pupils will experience with both their hands and their eyes how numbers fit together. The powerful images can also open doors for children struggling with number, no matter how old they are.
Participants will actively work with Numicon during the workshops.
School teaching staff/professionals: £40 per person
Parents: £10 per person
Morning refreshments & lunch will be provided
Numbers are limited so please book as soon as possible to secure your place.
If you wish to book a place please contact Nicky Williams on 07824 612 364 or firstname.lastname@example.org
In conjunction with The Attik, 21 Plus friends and volunteers will be abseiling down St. Mary’s in Monmouth to raise funds on Saturday 17th October.
If you’d like to donate or participate, please visit our MyDonate page.
Inclusion of Children with Down’s Syndrome
Chepstow, Monmouthshire NP16 6BE
Thursday, 2 October 2014
From 8.30 Enrolment and Coffee
9.00 Including children with Down’s Syndrome – An introduction to the learning profile and whole school planning:
Victoria Ralfs – Schools Advisory Service Lead, Ups and Downs Southwest
10.30 Developing Literacy – Looking at language and communication and the development of reading and writing skills: Cecilie MacKinnon – Downsability
12.45 Developing Numeracy Skills in Primary School – Using Numicon to develop concepts and mathematical thinking:
Promoting Age Appropriate Behaviour in Secondary School: Victoria Ralfs
14.00 Developing Maths Skills in Secondary School – Developing mathematical skills for everyday living: Cecilie MacKinnon
Behaviour Management in Primary Schools: Victoria Ralfs
15.00 The Importance of Inclusion: Victoria Ralfs
15.30 Evaluation and Close
Please contact email@example.com for further details and a booking form.