Courses

Planning the Curriculum Around a Quality Text - Years 5 and 6

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This one-day course will develop practitioner’s subject knowledge of how to build the Upper KS2 curriculum around quality texts, carefully chosen to link with other curriculum areas.

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Planning the Curriculum Around a Quality Text - Years 1 and 2

Monday, 2 March 2020 - 10:00am
Due to high demand our November dates for this course are sold out but booking for March is now open.
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Writing for the children’s book market – An exclusive event with Kwame Alexander

Monday, 2 March 2020 - 1:30pm

Join us at CLPE for an exclusive opportunity for emerging poets who want to work in the children’s publishing industry to attend a workshop with bestselling, award winning author and poet Kwame Alexander.

This afternoon workshop will support up and coming writers to explore the genre of children’s writing, looking at why poets write the best children’s books, exploring how to turn poetry into a picturebook or quality fiction-in-verse and how to submit to children’s book publishers with confidence.

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Literacy Library Presents... An Evening with Kwame Alexander

Monday, 2 March 2020 - 6:30pm

Finding your story: the importance of choice, voice and personal narrative

Join award winning author Kwame Alexander as he explores the importance of writing and about the stories he’s written that have opened up a world of inspiration for children we’ve worked with, who have seen themselves reflected in his writing.

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Developing Writing in the Early Years

Thursday, 5 March 2020 - 10:00am
This course focuses on the Early Years and the crucial knowledge and skills children need to develop for writing at this point in their learning. In line with the EYFS Framework, this course will help teachers to encourage children to write using their phonic knowledge and build their imaginative and motor skills to support them to become confident, competent writers.
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Inspiring Writing - Year 3/4

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This one day Inspiring Writing course focuses on Years 3 and 4 and the crucial knowledge and skills children need to develop for writing at this point in their learning. In line with the requirements of the National Curriculum. Please note that due to heavy demand our March dates for Inspiring Writing 3/4 have sold out but please book up for our next course taking place in June.
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Developing Language Learning in the Primary Years with Queen Mary University of London

Tuesday, 10 March 2020 - 10:00am

This, specially developed training, in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London, gives participants a deeper understanding of the underlying principles of how language works, in specific relation to the English language system. The course will be taught by two linguistics specialists from Queen Mary University of London, alongside two of our own expert teaching team.

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Let's Write! Improving Reading and Writing Using Poetry

Wednesday, 11 March 2020 - 10:00am
Explore how poetry can be used in cross curricular ways to develop effective writing and increase children's comprehension of language with poet A.F. Harrold
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Teaching Reading in the Early Years

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The one day Teaching Reading in Early Years course equips teachers in guiding children through their first steps in reading. Our March course has sold out so we are taking bookings for our June date.
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Meeting the Needs of More Able Pupils in Year 5/6

Monday, 16 March 2020 - 10:00am

Run in partnership with the English and Media Centre, this course looks at how knowledge and skills can be developed in KS2 to stretch and challenge students, and equips teachers on how best to prepare and guide pupils as they transition into KS3.

Who should attend?

Year 5 and 6 Teachers, KS2 Phase Leaders/Coordinators.

What you will learn:

Led by experts across primary and secondary teaching, the day’s highly practical and text-rich session will cover:

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