Inspiring Writing - Years 5/6
This one day Inspiring Writing course focuses on Years 5 and 6 and the crucial knowledge and skills children need to develop for writing at this point in their learning. In line with the National Curriculum 2014, this course will support teachers to boost their children’s developed skillsets to inspire confident pieces of work that the children will enjoy creating.
This course is one of four Inspiring Writing courses tailored to the needs of children in Reception to Year 6, meaning teachers can undertake one course on its own or attend all four courses, to embed consistency of practice throughout their school.
Who should attend?
Teachers of Year 5 or Year 6, KS2 Teachers or Leaders and English Subject Leaders
What you will learn:
This course has been specially tailored to the needs of Years 5 and 6 learners by our expert teaching team, and covers the following key areas:
- How to choose and use texts to enrich vocabulary and inspire opportunities for writing.
- How to increase children’s independence as writers.
- Help children to understand how to use language and grammar for effect on a reader and be able to make meaningful choices around purpose, audience and form.
- How to increase choice, voice and motivation as writers among your children.
- Ideas for tasks that allow children to apply their knowledge of writing and appropriate register across a range of genres, based on a quality text.
What participants will receive?
All of our writing courses include one high-quality text with associated detailed planning to allow teachers to implement the course ideas and strategies immediately in the classroom.
Participants will strengthen their knowledge of how to support children to be mature and independent writers. Teachers will leave this course feeling confident to build children’s skills throughout Year 5 and 6 so they are able to write confidently and creatively, helping them develop the skills needed for the transition to secondary school and to write at greater depth.
This course will be led by CLPE's Jonny Rodgers.
“The whole day will influence me in the classroom – from display ideas, time saving ideas to organisational ideas – great!”Teacher on Inspiring Writing KS2, 2019
“I will now teach more creatively and enthusiastically to support my writers”Teacher on Inspiring Writing KS2, 2018
During years 5 and 6, teachers should continue to emphasise pupils’ enjoyment and understanding of language, especially vocabulary, to support their reading and writing. Pupils’ knowledge of language, gained from stories, plays, poetry, non-fiction and textbooks, will support their increasing fluency as readers, their facility as writers, and their comprehension. As in years 3 and 4, pupils should be taught to enhance the effectiveness of their writing as well as their competence.National Curriculm