Literacy

This series of courses has been designed to deepen subject knowledge and support those leading Literacy across the primary school. All courses include a practical element which can assist participants in developing teaching strategies to implement in school. A variety of teaching methods will be demonstrated to make reading, writing and communication fun for children and teachers. All courses have been designed to reflect the 2014 National Curriculum.

Systematic Synthetic Phonics: EYFS & KS1

The focus of this session will be on Phases 1-6 of Letters and Sounds. Whilst the Letters and Sounds document offers a framework for the systematic teaching of phonics, it is not a teaching programme in its own right. In this very practical course, we will look at each section of the 4-part lesson and the kinds of resources and activities that can be used in each section and in different Phases….

Price: £75.00

Date: 15th November 2016

Interactive and engaging ways to teach grammar

This course explores how to teach and learn grammar in interactive, inclusive and engaging ways to develop and inspire children’s writing as well as prepare them for the end-of-year key stage tests. We will explore and experience a range of teaching strategies and resources to teach grammar in meaningful contexts. We will explore language features and grammar through good quality texts and…

Price: £150.00

Date: 13th October 2016

Developing reading comprehension

In this session, we will explore a wide range of active reading strategies to improve and develop pupils’ understanding of text. You will have the opportunity to discuss ideas and explore resources for reading fiction, non-fiction and poetry, for use in shared, guided and independent reading. We will also consider how to develop our questioning skills to extend pupils’ thinking about a text…

Old Price: £75.00

Price: £50.00

You save: £25.00

Date: 15th March 2017

Challenging your able readers: providing depth and breadth

In this session, we will consider what ‘greater depth’ might look like in the reading curriculum. We will explore a variety of texts to ensure we provide pupils with high quality reading opportunities and extension activities to provide depth and breadth. We will develop good quality questioning to enable pupils to think deeply about the text they are reading and give higher level responses….

Old Price: £75.00

Price: £50.00

You save: £25.00

Date: 15th March 2017

Guided Reading

Guided Reading offers an opportunity for children to apply their language comprehension and phonic skills to reading. Well-planned sessions give teachers rich opportunities for appropriate interventions and assessment of progress.   The course aims to: Contextualise guided reading within the other reading routines in the classroom; Explore the teaching strategies that characterise…

Price: £75.00

Dates: 17th October 2016

Making writing exciting – helping pupils to find their ‘voice’

This two day practical course focusses on our purpose for writing, our awareness of audience and engagement of the reader. Writing moderation in schools across a number of Local Authorities has highlighted an over-emphasis on the teaching of the mechanics of writing leading to a loss of creativity and engagement. This course will suit those new to teaching, literacy leaders and those who wish to…

Price: £275.00

Dates: 17th January 2017 7th February 2017