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Inspiring Writing - Years 5/6

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This one day Inspiring Writing course focuses on Years 5 and 6 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.
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Developing Early Readers in Key Stage 2

Thursday, 4 February 2021 - 10:00am

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.

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Inspiring Writing - Years 1/2

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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 National Curriculum.
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Inspiring Writing - Years 3/4

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This one day Inspiring Writing course focuses on Years 3 and 4 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.
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Developing Historical Enquiry through Quality Fiction - World War II

Thursday, 11 February 2021 - 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 Bali Rai’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.

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Excellence in Literacy for NQTs: Teaching Reading

Wednesday, 10 March 2021 - 10:00am

This specialist one day course is part our Excellence in Literacy for NQTs programme, and has a focus on reading. 

What you will learn

This course provides Newly Qualified Teachers with essential subject knowledge and understanding of how to support children’s progress and development in reading. The course is highly practical and investigates ways to plan well-chosen activities to support children’s progress in all aspects of reading, using high-quality children’s literature.

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Developing Language Learning in the Primary Years with Queen Mary University of London

Thursday, 11 March 2021 - 10:00am

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 two linguistics specialists from Queen Mary University of London, alongside two of our own expert teaching team.

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Let's Write! Improving Reading and Writing Using Poetry with Matt Goodfellow

Tuesday, 16 March 2021 - 10:00am
Join internationally published poet Matt Goodfellow and CLPE's Charlotte Hacking, to explore how poetry can be used in cross curricular ways to develop effective writing and increase children's comprehension of language.
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Excellence in Literacy for NQTs: Teaching Writing

Wednesday, 21 April 2021 - 10:00am

This specialist one day course is part our Excellence in Literacy for NQTs programme, and has a focus on writing. 

What you will learn

This course provides Newly Qualified Teachers with essential subject knowledge and understanding of how to support children’s progress and development in writing. The course is highly practical and investigates ways to plan well-chosen activities to support children’s progress in all aspects of writing, using high-quality children’s literature.

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Supporting Transition - Foundation Stage to Key Stage 1

Thursday, 27 May 2021 - 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.

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