Teaching Writing in Years 5-6 - Webinar

children reading books at table
11th June, 2024 - 15:30 pm to 17:30 pm
Price: £60.00


Key Stage 2



Class Teacher

Phase Leader

Subject Leader

Enhance knowledge and understanding of how to teach writing in Year 5 and 6 by providing a range of experiences that promote transcriptional skills and develop imagination and ideas to support composition.

What you will learn:

  • the skills, knowledge and attitudes that underpin progress and achievement in writing in Upper Key Stage 2, and how it develops;
  • the writing practices and contexts that meet the needs and interests of children in Years 5 and 6, enabling them to be curious, engaged and motivated to write;
  • how to choose and use quality texts to exemplify authentic literary forms and writing voices, provide language models, enrich vocabulary and inspire opportunities for writing;
  • teaching approaches that best support an authentic writing process, including language and vocabulary acquisition, building of imaginative ideas, drafting, editing and publication;
  • how to support independent writers to write with fluency across a range of forms with purpose and audience in mind;
  • a range of strategies and approaches that enable children to use and apply spelling, punctuation and grammar knowledge in real writing contexts;
  • how to develop motor skills and encourage legibility, fluency and stamina.

What will participants gain?

  • Participants are introduced to a wide range of quality texts suitable for Upper Key Stage 2 alongside practical ideas that can easily be transferred to the classroom.
  • Participants receive a handout of the presentation slides, along with a teaching sequence for Where Do You Go, Birdy Jones? by Joanna Nadin and a 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 fourth 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.

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

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.

Knowledgeable presenter, great practical ideas to implement.

Teacher on Understanding the Writing Journey in Years 5 and 6, 2021