New (or not) to Year 5 and Year 6 – 2019/20

11th Anniversary edition!

Protected: New to Y5/6 Resources

‘Practical ideas to be able to use back in school immediately.’

‘I really enjoyed working with a (Y5) colleague as it helped us to form a joint plan of what we need to do.’

‘Clear, effective, pertinent and practical ideas which can be used in my class and presented to other members of staff’

Venue:  St Oswald’s Primary Academy – Bradford

10 October 2019 and 9 January 2020


It would be useful to know the attendees name, role and details of any dietary requirements.

Outcomes: Participants will be introduced to a range of engaging teaching and revision techniques to help them to prepare for the end of KS2 assessments in 2019.

Target audience: Teachers who are new to Year 5 and Year 6 or those who would like a ‘refresher’. Year 5 teachers are encouraged to attend with (or without) Y6 colleagues so that in depth revision and preparation can spread over two years.

Course outline (further details below)

This is a modular course and participants can sign up for all, or part, of the course. The Modules are:

Day 1Module 1 –  10 October 2019 – 9.30 am – 4.00 pm – Planning an effective teaching sequence for fiction in Year 5 and Year 6 and statutory assessment overview

Free book: there will be a free copy of a quality children’s book for participants to take away at the end of day 1

Day 2 – Module 2  – 9 January 2020 – 9.30 am – 12 .30 pm – Teaching poetry, non-fiction and reading and writing across the curriculum

1.15 pm – 4.00 pm – Spelling in Year 5 and Year 6 – digital and paper and pen ideas to revise the Year 3/4 curriculum and prepare for the test in Year 6  featuring guest presenter, Tim Bleazard, from The innovation Centre (tbc)

Course Fees:

Full, two day course  – £300 + VAT

Module 1 only  – £170 + VAT

Module 2 only  – £170 + VAT


Further details


All set for the course in 2016


Silent reading! Enjoying the course texts in 2016

Day 1Module 1 – Planning an effective teaching sequence for fiction in Year 5 and Year 6 

The first day will feature a five phase teaching sequence with a quality text at the heart. It will cover engaging prediction and shared reading activities. It will show, in context, how texts can be used to support the teaching of text structure and punctuation and grammar to prepare for the SPaG/GPS test. We will also examine the planning, drafting, editing and publishing of writing with a clear focus upon the most recent assessment framework.

There will be a free copy of a quality text for all attendees to take away with them. If colleagues from Year 5 and Year 6 attend, there will be an alternative book for Year 5 teachers.

Day 2 – Module 2 – Teaching poetry, non-fiction and reading and writing across the curriculum 

This module will examine similar teaching sequences for poetry and non-fiction (including reading and writing across the curriculum) and again demonstrate how engaging techniques can support comprehension, SpaG and writing. A large percentage of marks in the Year 6 reading test can be gained from non-fiction texts and this module will help teachers to prepare for this. The tests have not featured a poem to date, but we need to prepare for this eventuality and the poetry section will help to do this.

Day 2 – Module 2  – Spelling in Year 5 and Year 6 

This module will provide an analysis of previous spelling tests, games and strategies for the teaching of spelling in Year 5 and 6 and the revision of the content from Year 3 and Year 4. Tim Bleazard from The Innovation Centre will lead a workshop on the use of the app  Book Creator  to engage children in spelling (tbc).