Teaching Reading in Years 3/4

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07/05/2021 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

The one day Teaching Reading in Years 3 and 4 course equips teachers with proven and practical strategies to help identify and ensure reading progress at lower Key Stage 2. The course investigates ways to deepen and assess comprehension skills across Years 3 and 4 using a text-based approach to help plan and apply well-chosen activities around high-quality children's literature, in line with the requirements of the National Curriculum.  

Please note if you book 3 courses from the Teaching Reading series you will receive the fourth course completely FREE. Please note, this discount is only applicable when booking 1 place for each year group of the Teaching Reading series (Early Years, Years 1/2, Years 3/4 and Years 5/6). This discount will be applied automatically when you checkout.

Who should attend?

Year 3 and 4 teachers, phase leaders/coordinators.

What you will learn:

The course has been designed with the specific needs of Years 3 and 4 learners in mind by our expert teaching team, and covers the following key areas:

  • How to extend reading fluency and stamina
  • How to encourage children to read for purpose and pleasure
  • Strategies to develop reading practices including:
    • Reading aloud
    • Reading in a group
    • Individual reading
    • Independent reading
  • How to deepen comprehension skills through using a range of activities focussed on high quality texts
  • Learning to identify progress and assess growing comprehension skills.

What will participants receive?

As well as research-led insights from experts in lower Key Stage 2 provision, all participants will receive two high-quality texts and planning notes to help with the immediate implementation of the day’s training in their own classrooms.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will be supported in their year group specific learning, an will gain greater confidence in:

  • Planning a range of activities around quality children’s books to develop reading engagement and reading for pleasure
  • Supporting progress in reading across Key Stage 2
  • Extending reading fluency and stamina to support developing comprehension.


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. 

"I now feel much more confident about addressing reading issues in KS2. I'm inspired to go back to school and ensure we're using books that inspire and enthuse readers."

Teacher, 2017

“Readers at KS2 still need lots of practice in reading in order to develop as readers; this will involve them in consolidating their skills by reading the kinds of books they most enjoy, as well as widening their range as readers by beginning to explore different genres”

Whole to Part Phonics, CLPE
44 Webber Street
United Kingdom
  • Lunch Included
  • New Course
  • Includes Resources