Closing the Vocabulary Gap in the Early Years Online Training - Webinar

06/10/2021 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
17/11/2021 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
26/01/2022 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
02/03/2022 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
30/03/2022 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
11/05/2022 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
15/06/2022 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
06/07/2022 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

This successful training programme engages teachers and children in the Early Years language and literacy curriculum with high quality books and creative teaching approaches, set within the expectations of the new EYFS Statutory Guidance, 2021 and is now available as an online, distance learning programme.

This training is developed to address the unique teaching and learning requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage, including learning in the outdoors and offers in depth EYFS training, in areas including talk and story, rhyme and song and developing reading and writing skills using drama and non-fiction.

What will participants gain?​

  • 8 live and interactive webinars led by CLPE’s expert teaching team. Each webinar lasts for 2 hours.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the fundamental principles that underpin the sound and effective teaching of literacy in the early years
  • Guidance on the very best books to engage children across the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Extensive, quality CPD in the approaches that are research proven to raise young childrens’ engagement and attainment
  • A recorded webinar that gives a whole school introduction to the programme.

We’ve distilled our face to face training programme into an online version to meet your needs and train you in the texts, creative approaches and knowledge of how to use these to develop a broad, rich literacy curriculum across your school, strengthening language and vocabulary development and engagement and attainment in reading and writing to prepare for transition to Key Stage 1.

This 8 session training programme uses high quality children’s literature and proven creative teaching approaches to engage teachers and children in the literacy curriculum, supporting schools to nurture a whole school love of reading and writing.

What you will learn:

The training programme is underpinned by extensive research and has been designed by our highly experienced team of teachers who bring their professional knowledge and teaching experience to the Power of Reading training. This training meets all requirements of the National Curriculum and will cover:

  • Choosing and using high-quality children’s literature to develop a whole school English Curriculum
  • Developing Reading for Pleasure
  • The importance of reading aloud
  • The reading environment  
  • The role of poetry, rhyme and song in early literacy development         
  • The role of storytelling and traditional tales in building children’s understanding of narrative
  • Using drama to deepen comprehension and stimulate children’s imagination and language for writing
  • Developing reading and writing for purpose through non-fiction

Participants will need to have access to our Power of Reading Membership prior to starting this training. Membership gives whole school access for 12 months to over 220 detailed planning sequences for Early Years to Year 7 based on high quality books, as well as 1500 examples of how teachers have implemented their training back in the classroom, details about PoR teaching approaches and access to Take 5 home learning activities.

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8 sessions virtual programme:

Session 1: Introducing the programme and exploring a teaching sequence

Session 2: Encouraging Reading for Pleasure – Developing the reading environment and positive reading practices

Session 3: The role of poetry, rhyme and song in early literacy development

Session 4: Developing children’s understanding of narrative through storytelling and traditional tales

Session 5: Developing comprehension and imagination and language for writing using drama

Session 6: Developing children’s understanding of reading and writing for purpose using non-fiction texts

Session 7: Developing a Whole School Reading Culture and supporting transition to Key Stage 1

Session 8: Evaluating Practice and Planning Next Steps

‘The training today was really excellent. Many thanks again for an inspiring day!’

Participant CVG Mercers project

‘Thank you for the training day last week, it was fantastic and I am really excited to be taking part.’

Participant CVG Mercers project
United Kingdom
  • CLPE Reading and Writing Scales