New (or not) to Year 2 – 2020/21

New (or not) to Y2 Resource Page

‘So many practical ideas that I can put into place straight away.’

‘A thorough explanation of the new curriculum, teaching sequence and fantastic ideas that will have an immediate effect on my practice.’

‘…even more fantastic ideas to teach reading, writing and SPaG.’

Day 1 – 4 November 2020 – 9.30 am –  3.00 pm

Day 2 – 13 January 2021 – 9.30 am –  3.00 pm

This is an online course delivered via Zoom. The  ree book 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.

A decision will be taken about the structure and location of day 2 alter in the autumn term.

For further details of how online courses will work please follow this link:

Online Courses for Autumn 2020


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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 their children for the end of KS1 assessments in  2019. All delegates will receive free access to online resources.

The final content of the course will be confirmed once the DfE have announced their intentions for statutory assessment in 2021.

Target audience: Year 2 teachers who would like to prepare for the teaching and assessing the next two years of the National Curriculum and assessments in Year 2. Key Stage 1 phase leaders are also welcome to attend alone, or along with their Year 2 colleagues

Day 1 – Module 1 – 4 November 2020 – 9.30 am –  3.00 pm – Planning effective teaching and revision sequences for fiction in Year 2 and statutory assessment overview.

During this day, we will work through a teaching sequence that is customised to meet the specific needs of this year group. Using quality texts, we will identify precisely what to teach and practise especially in reading, spelling, punctuation, grammar and writing, so that children are both engaged and adequately prepared, for the end of KS1 tests and assessments.

There will be a free copy of a quality fiction text – Orion and the Dark for all  attendees.

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Day 2 – Module 213 January 2021 – 9.30 am –  3.00 pm

  • Planning effective teaching sequences for poetry, non-fiction and reading and writing across the curriculum 
  • Working at Greater Depth

Poetry and non-fiction texts have accounted for a large percentage of the new style tests over the past two years. This module will examine similar teaching sequences for poetry and non-fiction (including reading and writing across the curriculum) and will demonstrate how engaging techniques can support comprehension, punctuation and grammar and writing. Again, test question techniques will be integrated.

A key part of both days will be to show how we can prepare children for their (optional) SPaG, and reading tests in Year 2 by introducing test question formats to children in a variety of contexts.

There will be a range of strategies and ideas to support the needs of children working at greater depth.


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Most photographs kindly shared by Bev Beattie and Emma Jayne Byers from Holycroft Primary and Rebecca Coventry from St Josephs Keighley who attended the course in 2016.

Full, two day course  – £300

Module 1 only  –  £170

Module 2 only  –  £170