Developing Early Readers in Key Stage 2
This two day course will develop an understanding of how to teach and apply phonics in KS2 to ensure progress in reading and writing in line with the requirements of the National Curriculum. Participants will deepen their subject knowledge in teaching the basic and complex phonic codes and will learn how to identify the gaps for individual learners, leading them to reading fluency. They will explore a range of strategies and resources for closing the gaps, using quality children’s literature and a range of practical activities.
Inspiring Writing - Years 5/6
Inspiring Writing - Years 1/2
This one day Inspiring Writing course focuses on Years 1 and 2 and the crucial knowledge and skills children need to develop for writing at this point in their learning. In line with the requirements of the National Curriculum, this course will support teachers to create an environment that encourages a wide range of writing while promoting the progress of children at the early stages of writing.
Developing Historical Enquiry through Quality Fiction - World War II
Taught in collaboration with established children’s author, Tony Bradman, this half-day course explores how to use historical fiction to develop a cross-curricular unit of work. Inspired by Bali Ray’s, Now or Never: A Dunkirk Story and the associated historical era, this course will offer creative teaching approaches to support improved attainment in literacy and to teach history and other subject areas, effectively.
Supporting Transition - Foundation Stage to Key Stage 1
This two day training will guide teachers to manage children’s transition through the Early Years into Key Stage 1. It is designed to strengthen practitioner understanding of children’s literacy development and progress through a rich, text-based curriculum, in line with the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage and National Curriculum and how this supports school readiness, involvement and well-being.
Planning the Curriculum Around a Quality Text - Years 5 and 6
This one-day course will develop practitioner’s subject knowledge of how to build the Upper KS2 curriculum around quality texts, carefully chosen to link with other curriculum areas.
Planning the Curriculum Around a Quality Text - Years 1 and 2
Developing Writing in the Early Years
Inspiring Writing - Year 3/4
Developing Language Learning in the Primary Years with Queen Mary University of London
This, specially developed training, in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London, gives participants a deeper understanding of the underlying principles of how language works, in specific relation to the English language system. The course will be taught by three linguistics specialists from Queen Mary University of London, alongside two of our own expert teaching team.