Planning for the Needs of More Able Pupils in Years 5 & 6
This training will support teachers who wish to explore how to help pupils go above and beyond expected levels in literacy with strategies to stretch and challenge.
Run in partnership with the English and Media Centre, this course will look at how knowledge and skills can be developed in KS2, giving pupils the best possible preparation for the demands of KS3.
The training will start with an in depth look at what being an experienced reader and writer involves and the kind of texts that can be used in the classroom to promote higher order thinking skills.
Teachers will look at a range of classroom ideas to help pupils to ‘read with a writer’s eye’ and ‘write with a reader’s eye’. The emphasis will be on practical ideas, exploratory activities and interesting texts, underpinned by recent research findings. Teachers will receive a high quality text and teaching sequence.
This training will help teachers to:
- Identify what a more able reader and writer looks like and can do at the end of KS2 and develop ideas to help these children make further progress
- Build higher order activities into a text-based sequence of work for Y5/6 which encourages critical thinking and develops the ability to write for a reader
- Move pupils from being able to identify textual features to being able to talk and write about the impact these have on the reader
- Establish strategies that help pupils go beyond inserting the features of different kinds of texts, to a more subtle understanding of the relationship between the writer and the reader
“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