Planning a Text Based Curriculum in Years 5 and 6 - Webinar

19/06/2020 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm


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This webinar will investigate what a text based unit looks like in practice in a Year 5/6 classroom.

Our expert teaching team will discuss how such units can be used to increase children’s knowledge about reading and writing, including authorial intent, contextualised opportunities for developing children’s knowledge of language and grammar and how to write effectively for a range of purposes, audiences and forms, and 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, building on learning from Years 3 and 4 to work towards greater depth at the end of Key Stage 2. 

This webinar will be delivered by Learning Programme Leader Farrah Serroukh and Primary Advisory Teacher Jonny Rodgers.

This webinar will focus around the high-quality Year 5 and 6 text, The Dam by David Almond and Levi Pinfold (Walker)

Please note, schools can book a maximum of two places on this webinar.


What will you gain from this webinar?

  • An understanding of what readers and writers in Years 5 and 6 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 2.

All participants will receive:

Who should attend?

This webinar has been developed specifically for those who teach in Years 5 and 6.
These webinars have been created support practising teachers in schools during the current COVID-19 pandemic to prepare for the new school year with a look at what effective English teaching looks like and how to build a comprehensive English Curriculum built 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 5 and 6 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: If you can, please pay by credit/debit card. As our Centre is currently closed we are unable to process payments via cheque.

United Kingdom