Meeting the Needs of More Able Pupils in Years 5 and 6

01/11/2019 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

Dates for this course will be announced soon. Please join the waiting list to be the first to hear when booking opens.

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.  

Learning Outcomes: 

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.

Book our face-to-face courses with full confidence that they will be run within government guidelines on health and safety and social distancing.  Like everyone, we are having to review the situation with regards to Covid-19 regularly. If government guidance changes then we will work with you to ensure that we can deliver an alternative that meets your needs and that gives your school the training you need. 

“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
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United Kingdom
  • Lunch Included
  • Includes Resources