Play-based learning for KS1


3 in person sessions

School 360, Stratford

3 online units

Taking place on

January 15, 2024 | 1:30 pm
finishes 5:00 pm

Session 2

February 19, 2024 | 1:30 pm
finishes 5:00 pm

Session 3

March 25, 2024 | 1:30 pm
finishes 5:00 pm

This programme combines face to face sessions and online learning modules to introduce the theory and practice of play-based learning for Key Stage One. Participants will find out:

  • What research says about the benefits of a play based approach for young children
  • How play based approaches are used around the world
  • How to ensure high quality adult-child interactions in a play based setting
  • How to plan for stretch and challenge in a mixed achieving class
  • The structure of the timetable and how to organise the learning environment
  • Possibilities for playful learning with older children


This programme also includes three online learning modules to be completed before the programme starts and between sessions.

There are possibilities to visit a play based Key Stage One classroom as part of the programme.

Meet the facilitator

Helen Gourley and Sarah Seleznyov

Assistant Headteacher and Co Headteacher of School 360

Important information

Who is this course aimed at?

All staff working in or leading Key Stage One.

How does this course contribute to a Big Education?

At Big Education, we believe education should be engaging and developmentally appropriate. Focusing on play as a pedagogical principle is one of the ways to achieve this goal.

Play-based learning for KS1

3 in person sessions

3 online units


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