Planning Literacy Around a Text in the Early Years

Planning literacy around a text in the early years
11th March, 2024 - 16:00 pm to 17:30 pm
Price: £30.00


Early Years


Class Teacher

Subject Leader

This webinar will investigate what a text based unit looks like in practice in an Early Years classroom or setting. 

Our expert teaching team will share how these units can be used to support children’s knowledge and skills as early readers and writers - including contextualised opportunities for phonics, language and grammar - and how to provide invitations for young children to read and write and, thereby, raising engagement and attainment of pupils.

We will also look at how such units can work together to provide a rich and comprehensive curriculum that enables progress and attainment throughout the Early Years, building solid foundations for learning in Key Stage 1.

This webinar will focus around the high-quality text Lulu Gets a Cat by Anna McQuinn, illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw.

What will you gain from this webinar?

  • An understanding of what readers and writers in the Early Years should know and be able to do.
  • An understanding of how to use a text to support communication, language and literacy and the wider curriculum in EYFS.

All participants will receive:

Who should attend?

This webinar has been developed specifically for those who teach in the Early Years. These webinars were originally created to support practising teachers in schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, due to the great reviews from teachers and popularity of these webinars we have decided to make them a part of our Professional Development programme at CLPE. These webinars look at what effective English teaching looks like and how to build a comprehensive English Curriculum around quality texts.

This webinar is delivered via Zoom. Once a place has been secured, the participant will receive a pre-registration email three days before the training date with details on how to join the session. Please ensure that you register in advance of the event start time. If you have any issues, please email [email protected].

Webinar price is per person.


This Planning Literacy Around a Text in the Early Years webinar can be delivered to a whole school, academy trust, teaching school alliance or consortium. Find out more about a group booking by emailing [email protected].

Felt completely reenergised and enthused after this webinar. Can't wait to try the approach with my class. I think they'll love it.

Teacher on Planning a Text Based Curriculum in EYFS, 2020

Really enjoyed the webinar and would really like to attend others.

Teacher on Planning a Text Based Curriculum in EYFS, 2020