Courses

Planning the Curriculum around a Quality Text - Years 1 and 2

Monday, 11 November 2019 - 10:00am

This one day course will develop practitioner’s subject knowledge of how to build the Key Stage 1 curriculum around quality texts, carefully chosen to link with other curriculum areas. Particular attention will be given to supporting the development of children’s language and critical thinking across the curriculum, sharing how knowledge gained from core texts in literacy sessions can support cross-curricular learning and how to enrich knowledge in other subject areas to develop children’s understanding and response in reading and writing.

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Teaching Reading in the Early Years

Thursday, 14 November 2019 - 10:00am
The one day Teaching Reading in Early Years course equips teachers in guiding children through their first steps in reading.
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Power of Reading - Stockton on Tees

Please read below for details on how to order

The Power of Reading is a school development project which engages teachers and children in the literacy curriculum using high quality books and proven teaching approaches. This project is being commissioned by Harrow Gate Primary Academy. 

For booking and information please contact Shirley Paterson, tel: 01642 673984 

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Teaching Reading in Years 3/4

Thursday, 21 November 2019 - 10:00am
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.
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Closing the Vocabulary Gap in the Early Years London

Tuesday, 26 November 2019 - 10:00am
This training engages teachers and children in the Early Years language and literacy curriculum with high quality books and creative teaching approaches, set within the expectations of the EYFS 2014. In depth training includes talk and story, rhyme and song and outdoor texts. Schools also receive access to a website with over 200 teaching sequences and hundreds of examples of inspiring practice. Formerly Power of Reading Early Years.
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Developing Historical Enquiry through Quality Fiction - Vikings

Thursday, 28 November 2019 - 1:30pm

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 Tony Bradman’s, Viking Boy 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.

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Planning the Curriculum around a Quality Text - Years 3 and 4

Friday, 29 November 2019 - 10:00am

This one day course will develop practitioner’s subject knowledge of how to build the Lower Key Stage 2 curriculum around quality texts, carefully chosen to link with other curriculum areas. Particular attention will be given to supporting the development of children’s language and critical thinking across the curriculum, sharing how knowledge gained from core texts in literacy sessions can support cross-curricular learning and how to enrich knowledge in other subject areas to develop a greater depth of understanding and response in reading and writing.

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Meeting the Needs of Children with English as an Additional Language

Wednesday, 15 January 2020 - 10:00am


This two day training will demonstrate the essential strategies and approaches for supporting children with English as an additional language in a rich literacy curriculum. This two day course will draw upon best practice and will give participants the confidence and skills to support children with EAL in the classroom.

Participants will gain knowledge and understanding of the stages of language acquisition and how best to support children at varying stages of language development drawing on the CLPE/Hilary Hester Scales.

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Developing the Role of the English Subject Leader

Friday, 17 January 2020 - 10:00am

This four day course provides professional and inclusive approaches to develop a clear vision for literacy teaching across the whole school, in line with the National Curriculum. Ideal for those new to the role or existing leaders, participants will be given the tools to effectively use their knowledge and resources to improve standards of learning and achievement for all pupils across Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

What you will learn:

This four-day course has been designed by our team of expert teachers and will cover:

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Planning the Curriculum around a Quality Text in the Early Years

Tuesday, 28 January 2020 - 10:00am

This one-day course will develop practitioner’s subject knowledge of how to build the EYFS curriculum around quality texts, carefully chosen to meet the needs and interests of children. Particular attention will be given to supporting the development of children’s language in talk and sustained shared thinking and how to support children in using and applying language across areas of learning.

Who should attend? 

Early Years Teachers, phase leaders/coordinators.

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