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Supporting Transition - Foundation Stage to Key Stage 1

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This two day training will guide teachers to manage children’s transition through the Early Years into Key Stage 1. It is designed to strengthen practitioner understanding of children’s literacy development and progress through a rich, text-based curriculum, in line with the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage and National Curriculum and how this supports school readiness, involvement and well-being.

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Inspiring Writing - Years 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.
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Developing Writing in the Early Years

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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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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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Phonics in a Rich Reading Curriculum

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This two-day training offers teachers clear guidance for the provision of a systematic phonics programme, supporting children to become independent readers.  This programme has been designed to strengthen practitioner knowledge and understanding of knowledge and terminology in relation to phonics, in line with Early Years Foundation Stage and National Curriculum requirements and will provide ideas and resources to help plan for the successful use and application of phonics learning in the wider curriculum.

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Planning a Text Based Curriculum in the Early Years - Webinar

Tuesday, 16 June 2020 - 4:00pm

This webinar will investigate what a text based unit in practice in an Early Years classroom or setting. 

Our expert teaching team will share how these units can be used to support children’s knowledge and skills as early readers and writers - including contextualised opportunities for phonics, language and grammar - and how to provide invitations for young children to read and write and, thereby, raising engagement and attainment of pupils.

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Planning a Text Based Curriculum in Years 1 and 2 - Webinar

Wednesday, 17 June 2020 - 4:00pm

This webinar will investigate what a text based unit looks like in practice in a Key Stage 1 classroom.

Our expert teaching team will share how these units can be used to support children as developing readers and writers including contextualised opportunities for phonics, language and grammar and increasing children’s knowledge of reading in different contexts and writing for different purposes, thereby raising engagement and attainment in reading and writing.

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Planning a Text Based Curriculum in Years 3 and 4 - Webinar

Thursday, 18 June 2020 - 4:00pm

This webinar will investigate what a text based unit looks like in practice in a Year 3/4 classroom. 

Our expert teaching team will share how these units can be used to increase children’s knowledge about reading and writing, including contextualised opportunities for spelling and grammar, the use of language for effect on a reader and how to use language for different purposes and forms of writing, and thereby raising engagement and attainment in reading and writing.

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Planning a Text Based Curriculum in Years 5 and 6 - Webinar

Friday, 19 June 2020 - 4:00pm

This webinar will investigate what a text based unit looks like in practice in a Year 5/6 classroom.

Our expert teaching team will discuss how such units can be used to increase children’s knowledge about reading and writing, including authorial intent, contextualised opportunities for developing children’s knowledge of language and grammar and how to write effectively for a range of purposes, audiences and forms, and thereby raising engagement and attainment in reading and writing.

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Raising Writing Standards through Book Making - Foundation to Year 8

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Explore how to inspire children’s writing through book making with pioneering book artist, Paul Johnson. In this hands-on and enjoyable workshop, participants will learn practical book making techniques that can be used in the classroom.
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