Teaching Writing in Years 1 and 2

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24th October, 2024 - 10:00 am to 15:30 pm


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

Books provided

Lunch provided

Resources provided



Key Stage 1


Early Writing Writing


Class Teacher

Phase Leader

Subject Leader

Explore the key experiences and teaching approaches that support writers in Years 1 and 2.

What you will learn:

  • what to expect of writers at this stage of their writing journey and how to support progress and achievement in KS1;
  • how to inspire rich and relevant contexts for writing that will motivate your own writers, build writing experience across a range of genres, and shape a thriving writing community;
  • how to choose and use quality texts to exemplify authentic writing voices and forms, provide language models, enrich vocabulary and inspire opportunities for writing as part of an authentic writing process;
  • how to enable children to use and apply growing phonic and spelling knowledge to segment and spell words in the context of real writing experiences;
  • strategies and approaches that develop gross and fine motor skills and encourage legibility, fluency and stamina.

All elements of the training are in line with the requirements of the National Curriculum.

This one-day course is one of four Teaching Writing courses tailored to the needs of children from Nursery to Year 6. Leaders might undertake one course on its own or attend all four courses to embed consistency of practice throughout their school.

What you will receive:

  • a full day training, refreshments and lunch;
  • a handout of the presentation slides;
  • a high-quality text and associated Power of Reading teaching sequence to support immediate implementation in the classroom.

Participants will receive joining instructions for the course one week before the training date. If you have any queries, please email [email protected].

Why choose CLPE for your literacy training?

CLPE is a respected, trusted and innovative centre of excellence, its reputation established over its fifty-year history of training teachers in best practice that is rooted in ground-breaking research. Our responsiveness to trends and patterns in education means we are able to guide you in interpreting policy with integrity.

Our face-to-face courses are all held at our Literacy Library a unique 25,000 volume resource, which enables us to place high-quality children’s literature at the heart of our ethos and practice. Each course is delivered by one of CLPE’s expert advisory teachers, who can draw on decades of experience and expertise in leadership and literacy, supporting you to effect sustainable change that is built on a solid foundation of evidence.

CLPE courses can be delivered to a whole school, academy trust, teaching school alliance or consortium. Find out more about a group booking at Face-to-face INSET | Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (clpe.org.uk)


..it will improve your knowledge and help you to improve as a teacher. Forget what you thought you knew about inspiring children to write because this has it all.

Teacher on Teaching Writing in Years 1 and 2, 2024

It was fantastic. The best writing course I’ve been on. 

Teacher on Teaching Writing in Years 1 and 2, 2024

Lots of great ideas that could be used in the classroom from the second half of the session based on the book, with some really useful and informative theoretical grounding in the first half.

Teacher on Teaching Writing in Years 1 and 2, 2024

Emphasised the importance of planning English lessons around a high quality text and gave me a wealth of ideas on how to do this effectively. Great choice of text to go through as a group, and one which I am definitely going to use in my own planning.

Teacher on Teaching Writing in Years 1 and 2, 2024

A great way to re-inspire you teaching of writing and how to make it accessible for all.

Teacher on Teaching Writing in Years 1 and 2, 2024