Jabberjacks Educational Sessions for Schools in Early Years Foundation Stage
for EYFS in schools
Jabberjacks, through play have been developing children's confidence, speech & language and gross motor skills in the early years for over 15 years.
What do we offer?
Jabberjacks provide an easy and effective targeted intervention, helping schools to develop all their children to achieve expected levels, or to focus on those at risk of not achieving expected levels in the Early Years goals. All sessions contain an element of challenge and therefore go one step further and support those children with the potential to exceed expected levels in the Early Years goals.
How do we do it?
Through a unique combination of puppets and music, delivered against a backdrop of drama and play, Jabberjacks sessions guarantee to lift the lid on EYFS children’s imagination and learning.
Why do you need Jabberjacks?
Learning through play is essential throughout this age group and Jabberjacks educational sessions for EYFS in schools enhance children’s confidence to explore their imagination. The many exciting puppets and props Jabberjacks bring along to each session encourage children to be attentive. They inspire them to not only follow instruction, but also encourage children to create their own ideas and listen to others.
The open ended activities have been proven to develop EYFS children’s speech and language and through the fun music and physical activities, the sessions also help develop their gross motor skills to an expected level for that age group.
“I love the fact that the resources you use are so open-ended, it really helps the children to develop their imagination.”
Reception Teacher 2017 Nicola
Jabberjacks are committed to supporting your school in bringing EYFS children to expected levels in the Early Years goals by:
- A fun yet educational environment for children to learn through play
- Colourful props and musical activities within each session to develop gross motor skills
- Open ended activities proven to develop comprehension and enhance confidence
- Activities delivered from the Jabberjacks box that encourage listening as they follow instruction
- An environment that stimulates imagination to share thoughts and ideas
- Teacher support for new topics and ideas to embed within the classroom
- Multiple assessment opportunities for teachers
- Simple ideas that can be brought in to the classroom and taken home to extend learning
- Opportunity to explore similarities and differences in the world we live
All parents surveyed at Primrose Hill Primary School said, "their child had enjoyed Jabberjacks and they had learned a new skill." They also said, "the sessions offered value for money" and "they would recommend Jabberjacks" as an effective and worthwhile intervention to support EYFS in schools.
Jabberjacks Packages for Schools
Our standard packages can be varied to focus on particular learning goals, or targeted to children within your school who would benefit from this intervention, which means it can also be funded by the Pupil Premium.
|Package||Main Focus of the session||Guide|
|10 week course of Jabberjacks sessions as part of classroom delivery for up to 20 children||Speech and Language
Development of GMS
|10 week parental involvement course of Jabberjacks sessions delivered for up to 20 children||Confidence building
Parental support for home learning
|10 week course of Jabberjacks sessions delivered as an after school club for up to 20 children||Confidence building
Development of GMS
Latest News, Information and Testimonials
Child A attends an inner city primary school in the North of England where the children attending the school are of mixed social backgrounds. Child A suffered with issues around delayed communication, in particular struggling to communicate effectively with both staff members and peers. As speech and language is a cornerstone of early learning this was significantly impacting on the ability to reach expected levels by the end of EYFS.
The school were keen to improve their Speech and Language skills and in turn, gain a better understanding of Child A’s needs to support their learning in the classroom, with the aim of raising them to the expected levels in the Early Years goals.
Child B attends an inner city primary school in the North of England where the children attending the school are of a mixed heritage, as well as differing cultural and social backgrounds. Child B was in the Early Stages of Learning English which had a significant impact on the ability to contribute within the classroom and as a result they were not meeting expected levels in the Early Years goals.
The school were keen to accelerate acquisition of English to improve Speech and Language skills and in turn, gain a better understanding of Child B to support their learning in the classroom, with the aim of raising them to the expected levels in the Early Years goals.
Child C has been attending Jabberjacks for nearly two years at a local Leicestershire private school. The child has delayed speech and is currently being observed to see if they are in fact on the spectrum.
The school were keen to improve Child C’s speech and in turn build their confidence and social interaction with other children in the school year.
Jabberjacks launch Educational Sessions for EYFS at Primrose Hill Primary School.
Jabberjacks visited Primrose Hill Primary School last year to deliver a Christmas party to their Key Stage 1 classes. The parties were so well received that Primrose Hill kindly asked us to return early the following year to run some educational sessions for EYFS at the school.
Both teachers and parents were delighted with how succesful the sessions were and Jabberjacks were hugely grateful to the school for the opportunity to run the sessions and gather some actual feedback on how Jabberjacks can support schools in EYFS moving forward.“D is actually starting to play as a direct result of taking part in Jabberjacks sessions. He has played the same thing every day BUT has played for the first time since arriving in reception.”
Reception teachers and TA’s Primrose Hill Primary School 2017