New (or not) to Year 5 and Year 6


15th 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:  Both days online

23 November 2023 and 18 January 2024

Day 1 will be an online course delivered via Zoom. The free books will be be delivered to delegates before the course. The presentation will be available to download at least 48 course before each day if anyone would like to print this to take notes. There will also be downloadable resources that will be needed to fully participate in sessions.


Please copy, paste and complete the following information in your email.


Postal Address of school – so that the free book can be sent to the delegate before the meeting subject to enough notice being given

Name of Delegate(s)

Delegate(s) email addresses for the invitation to join the Zoom meeting

I would like to book for… (full course or day 1 or day 2)

Email address for invoice

Terms and Conditions

Free cancellation is allowed if five working days notice is given before the first day of the course otherwise the full cost will be charged. If delegates are unable to attend then it is usually possible for them to access a recording of the day and all other course resources.

Cancellations will be allowed if five working days notice is given.

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 2021.

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)

Please note the final structure and content of the course will depend on announcements made by the DfE about statutory assessment in 2023.

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

Day 1Module 1  – 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  – Teaching poetry, non-fiction and reading and writing across the curriculum.

Spelling in Year 5 and Year 6

Course Fees:

Full, two day course  – £300

Module 1 only  – £170

Module 2 only  – £170

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 rarely 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 .1 – 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.