Teaching Reading in Years 3 and 4

15th November, 2022 - 10:00 am to 15:30 pm


Centre for Literacy in Primary Education
Webber Street
London SE1 8QW Map
Number of attendees


Key Stage 2



Enhance knowledge and understanding in how to teach children in Years 3 and 4 to read by using literacy strategies specific to best practice in Lower Key Stage 2, in line with the requirements of the National Curriculum.

This one-day course is designed by experts in Key Stage 2 reading provision. It provides subject knowledge in how to ensure progress in reading through the development of knowledge, skills, attitudes and experience necessary for developing readers to achieve. Particular attention will be given to choosing and using high-quality children’s literature to support the needs and interests of children and to support a variety of reading practices which are proven to develop children's word recognition, fluency, comprehension and stamina, and which foster reading for pleasure across Lower Key Stage 2.

This course is one of four Teaching Reading courses tailored to the needs of children in Nursery to Year 6, meaning teachers can undertake one course on its own or attend all four courses to embed consistency of practice throughout their school.

What you will learn:

  • Understand how reading develops and how to support progress and achievement in Lower Key Stage 2;
  • The importance of continuing to build a culture of reading for pleasure and purpose how to develop strong reader identity in children;
  • The reading practices and approaches that best support the development of different reading needs, including reading aloud, shared reading, group reading, individual reading and independent reading;
  • How to identify the features of appropriate, high quality children's books and how to plan experiences around them that support key reading skills, strategies, knowledge and attitudes;
  • How to enable children to build word recognition skills, including using and applying growing phonic and spelling knowledge to decode words in real reading contexts;
  • A range of strategies and approaches that develop comprehension skills, fluency and stamina.
  • How build on assessment and identify need to plan for older early readers.

What participants will receive:

As well as a full day training and lunch, all participants will receive two high-quality children's books and planning notes to help put the strategies from the course into practice in the classroom.


Thoroughly enjoyed this course. Learn lots and made me reflect on my own readers and how I can support them.

Teacher, 2019

Excellent course leaders - deep background knowledge and clear explanations!

Teacher, 2019

Really inspiring and helpful to go back to school with authority to be more creative!

Teacher, 2019