Planning the Curriculum Around a Quality Text in the Early Years

Wednesday, 6 May 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 in line with the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage.


Early Phonological Awareness through Rhyme and Song with Steve Grocott

Wednesday, 20 May 2020 - 10:00am
This fun and highly practical day will offer ideas to develop children’s early phonological awareness through singing, reciting chants and rhymes and following beats and rhythms, laying the foundation for reading readiness and the success of systematic phonics teaching.

Developing Historical Enquiry through Quality Texts - Romans

Thursday, 21 May 2020 - 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, Queen of Darkness: Boudica's Army Will Rise 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.


Inspiring Writing - Years 1/2

Friday, 22 May 2020 - 10:00am
Our February date for this course in now SOLD OUT but booking is now open for our next course on 22 May.

Supporting Transition - Foundation Stage to Key Stage 1

Tuesday, 2 June 2020 - 10:00am

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.


Phonics in a Rich Reading Curriculum

Monday, 15 June 2020 - 10:00am

Please note that due to heavy demand place are now only available on the summer dates on the Phonics in a Rich Reading Curriculum course.


Raising Writing Standards through Book Making - Foundation to Year 8

Tuesday, 23 June 2020 - 10:00am
Explore how to inspire children’s writing through book making with pioneering book artist, Paul Johnson. In this hands-on and enjoyable workshop, participants will learn practical book making techniques that can be used in the classroom.