Planning a Text Based Curriculum in Years 1 and 2 - Webinar

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11/03/2021 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Start the year with our online CPD to support you in planning to use quality texts in your classroom.


This webinar will investigate what a text based unit looks like in practice in a Key Stage 1 classroom.

Our expert teaching team will share how these units can be used to support children as developing readers and writers including contextualised opportunities for phonics, language and grammar and increasing children’s knowledge of reading in different contexts and writing for different purposes, thereby raising engagement and attainment in reading and writing.

We will also look at how units can work together to provide a rich and comprehensive curriculum that enables progress and attainment throughout Key Stage 1 and into Key Stage 2.

The webinar will focus around the high-quality text, The Storm Whale by Benji Davies (Simon & Schuster Ltd). 


What will you gain from this webinar?

  • An understanding of what readers and writers in Years 1 and 2 should know and be able to do
  • An understanding of how to use a text to plan for the English and wider curriculum in Key Stage 1

All participants will receive:

Who should attend?

This webinar has been developed specifically for those who teach in Years 1 and 2.These webinars were originally created in April to support practising teachers in schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, due to the great reviews from teachers and popularity of these webinars we have decided to make them a part of our Professional Development programme at CLPE. These webinars look at what effective English teaching looks like and how to build a comprehensive English Curriculum around quality texts.


This webinar is delivered via Zoom. Once you have secured your place, you will receive a confirmation email detailing how to join the session. If you have any issues, please email [email protected]

This Planning a Text Based Curriculum in Years 1 and 2 webinar can be delivered to a whole school, academy trust, teaching school alliance or consortium. Find out more about a group booking by emailing [email protected] 


Please Note: Schools can book a maximum of two places on this webinar. Please pay by credit/debit card. As our Centre is currently closed we are unable to process payments via cheque.

"Ideas how to use a book effectively in cross curricular - especially English"

Teacher on Planning a Text Based Curriculum in Years 1 and 2 Webinar, June 2020

"Overall introduction to your methods and the chance to see how I can apply them in my setting.  Great to work form the pupil's viewpoint.  Short enough to work as a webinar, without being exhausting."

Teacher on Planning a Text Based Curriculum in Years 1 and 2 Webinar, June 2020
United Kingdom