Teaching Reading in Years 1-2 - Webinar

2 children reading book with adult in library
30th April, 2024 - 15:30 pm to 17:30 pm
Price: £60.00


Key Stage 1


Class Teacher

Phase Leader

Subject Leader

Enhance knowledge and understanding of how to teach reading to children in Year 1 and 2 by providing a range of experiences that promotes children’s developing confidence as readers, supporting their growing independence in word recognition and comprehension.

What participants will learn:

  • the skills, knowledge and attitudes that underpin progress and achievement in reading in Key Stage 1, and how it develops;
  • the increasing range of reading skills, strategies and experiences within contexts that meet the needs and interests of all children to enable them to be curious, engaged and motivated to read;
  • how to choose and use quality texts to support contextualised teaching of phonics and language development;
  • a range of strategies and teaching approaches that support children to use and apply growing phonic knowledge in the context of real reading experiences, supporting the progression of a Developing Readers’ word recognition, reader response and comprehension.
  • the confidence in how to select texts to broaden the reading experiences of children in Years 1 and 2, growing their range and breadth of reading, supporting their growing independence as readers and preparing them for the transition to Key Stage 2.

What participants will receive:

  • Participants will receive guidance on the knowledge, skills, attitudes and understanding involved in becoming a Developing Reader.
  • Participants are introduced to a wide range of quality texts suitable for Key Stage 1 alongside practical ideas that can easily be transferred to the classroom.
  • Participants receive a handout of the presentation slides, along with a free teaching sequence for The Last Wolf and a free Take 5 Home Learning Resource example, supporting immediate implementation at school.
  • Participants receive a pre-registration email three days before the training date with details on how to join the Zoom session.

Webinar price is per person.

This is the second in a series of four webinars: teachers and leaders might attend one or all four to embed consistency of practice from Nursery to Year 6.

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.

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

The range of books shown was great. Some linked directly to texts we are currently using so something to think about straight away.

Teacher on Teaching Reading in Years 1&2, 2023

Really informative and well paced.

Teacher on Teaching Reading in Years 1&2, 2023

It was nice to listen to the texts, we don't always have time to listen to or read a range of texts that we might not normally choose.

Teacher on Teaching Reading in Years 1&2, 2023