Meeting the Needs of More Able Pupils in Year 5/6
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:
- How to identify what a more able reader and writer looks like.
- How to support reading and writing progression in Year 5 and 6.
- A range of strategies to enable pupils to reach greater depth in reading and writing.
- What to look out for when selecting texts to promote higher order thinking skills.
- How to encourage critical thinking and encourage children to write with a reader in mind.
- How to plan a range of exploratory activities to develop comprehension and understanding of authorial voice, and how to incorporate these into a text-based sequence of work.
What participants will receive?
As well as research-led insights from the CLPE and English and Media Centre’s teaching teams, all participants will receive a high quality text and detailed planning to help with the immediate implementation of the day’s training.
Teachers will be exposed to a range of ideas and strategies to help stretch and challenge their pupils beyond expected literacy attainment levels. Teachers will gain:
- A deeper understanding of the relationship between writer and the reader, and a range of classroom ideas to help pupils ‘read with a writer’s eye’ and ‘write with a reader’s eye’.
- Greater confidence in identifying high-quality texts to boost higher-order thinking and in planning a range of activities around them to support a greater depth of understanding in reading and writing.
- A range of strategies to support progress beyond KS2 into KS3.
This course will be led by CLPE’s Jonny Rodgers.
“It gave me a wealth of ideas and material I can use and has given me a fresh perspective on stretching my more able children.”Teacher, 2017
“This course will generate critical thinking around texts and a deeper understanding of them in my class, and will give children more confidence when writing – especially non-fiction.”Teacher, 2018