Planning a Text Based Curriculum in Years 5 and 6 - Webinar

29th November, 2021 - 16:00 pm to 17:30 pm
Price: £25.00


Key Stage 2


This webinar will investigate what a text based unit looks like in practice in a Year 5/6 classroom.

Our expert teaching team will discuss how such units can be used to increase children’s knowledge about reading and writing, including authorial intent, contextualised opportunities for developing children’s knowledge of language and grammar and how to write effectively for a range of purposes, audiences and forms, and thereby raising engagement and attainment in reading and writing.

We will also look at how units can work together to provide a rich and comprehensive curriculum that enables progress and attainment, building on learning from Years 3 and 4 to work towards greater depth at the end of Key Stage 2. 

This webinar will focus around the high-quality text Mama Miti. Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya by Donna Jo Napoli (Simon & Schuster)

What will you gain from this webinar?

  • An understanding of what readers and writers in Years 5 and 6 should know and be able to do.
  • An understanding of how to use a text to plan for the English and wider curriculum in Key Stage 2.

All participants will receive:

Who should attend?

This webinar has been developed specifically for those who teach in Years 5 and 6. These webinars were originally created in April 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 you have secured your place, you will receive a confirmation email detailing how to join the session. If you have any issues, please email

This Planning a Text Based Curriculum in Years 5 and 6 webinar can be delivered to a whole school, academy trust, teaching school alliance or consortium. Find out more about a group booking by emailing 


The structure of the session- really good balance between the two presenters and clarity of messages shared.

Teacher on Planning a Text Based Curriculum in Years 5 and 6, 2020

There was lots if interesting ideas I took away from it. I liked the range of things covered.

Teacher on Planning a Text Based Curriculum in Years 5 and 6, 2020