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Teaching Reading in Years 1/2

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The one day Teaching Reading in Years 1 and 2 course will provide teachers with a grounding in how to support children’s growing comprehension skills, and in developing reading fluency and stamina.
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Phonics in a Rich Reading Curriculum

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This two-day training offers teachers clear guidance for the provision of a systematic phonics programme, supporting children to become independent readers.  This programme has been designed to strengthen practitioner knowledge and understanding of knowledge and terminology in relation to phonics, in line with Early Years Foundation Stage and National Curriculum requirements and will provide ideas and resources to help plan for the successful use and application of phonics learning in the wider curriculum.

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Teaching Reading in Years 3/4

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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.
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Meeting the Needs of Children with English as an Additional Language

Tuesday, 26 January 2021 - 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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Teaching Reading in Years 5/6

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The one day Teaching Reading in Years 5 and 6 course investigates a range of reading strategies to increase children's confidence and independence as readers, ensuring they are prepared to read at greater depth in Key Stage 2.
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Supporting Phonics in the Primary Years for Teaching Assistants

Friday, 29 January 2021 - 10:00am

This course will explore a range of strategies and resources to enhance literacy attainment based around a quality children’s text. It will strengthen participant’s phonics subject knowledge and understanding of related terminology in line with the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage and National Curriculum and provide teaching assistants with a wide range of strategies to support all children effectively.


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Teaching Assistants for any year group in the primary years

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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 - Year 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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