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

31st January, 2022 - 10:00 am to 15:30 pm
Number of attendees


Key Stage 1


Reading Writing

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, in line with the requirements of the National Curriculum.

What you will learn:

  • Ways to link high quality texts with multiple subjects across the curriculum for a cohesive and enriched learning experience.
  • How to enrich and expand children’s language using a range of creative approaches to link literacy with wider cross-curricular learning.
  • Ways to deepen children’s critical thinking and to develop learning in all areas of the classroom.
  • How to extend creative skills and critical thinking to support children’s engagement and attainment in speaking, listening, reading and writing.
  • Effective approaches to plan and develop a broad rich curriculum to ensure progress and attainment for all children.

What participants will receive:

All of our planning the curriculum around high quality texts courses include 1 high quality text with associated detailed planning to allow teachers to implement course ideas and strategies immediately in the classroom.

Learning outcomes:  

  • Recognise how to support and develop children’s language and critical thinking across KS1 across a range of curriculum areas.
  • Develop confidence in identifying a variety of appropriate, high quality texts and planning activities around them to support the development of language and vocabulary across curriculum areas in Key Stage 1.
  • Gain an understanding of how to plan a range of activities to support children’s progress in reading and writing across Year 1 and 2.

Book our face-to-face courses with full confidence that they will be run within government guidelines on health and safety and social distancing.  Like everyone, we are having to review the situation with regards to Covid-19 regularly. If government guidance changes then we will work with you to ensure that we can deliver an alternative that meets your needs and that gives your school the training you need. 


Thank you very much for a highly engaging and practical session which deepened my subject knowledge and pedagogical approaches.

Teacher, 2019

Thank you for an amazing day. I have learnt lots that will positively impact my teaching and the children!

Teacher, 2019

Thank you very much for a highly engaging and practical session which deepened my subject knowledge and pedagogical approaches.

Teacher, 2019