Let's Write! Improving Reading and Writing Using Poetry

Wednesday, 11 March 2020 - 10:00am
Explore how poetry can be used in cross curricular ways to develop effective writing and increase children's comprehension of language with poet A.F. Harrold

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.


Raising Writing Standards through Book Making - Foundation to Year 8

Monday, 22 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.