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For the presentation from 11/01/23 click below to download.



For the presentation from 9/11/22 click below to download.


‘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 – 9 November 2023 – 9.30 am –  3.00 pm

Day 2 – 11 January 2024 – 9.30 am –  3.00 pm

This is an online course delivered via Zoom. The  free book will be be delivered to delegates before the course. The presentation will be available to download at least 24 hours 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.

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  2022. All delegates will receive free access to online resources.

Target audience: Year 2 teachers or  Key Stage 1 phase leaders who are welcome to attend alone, or along with their Year 2 colleagues

Day 1 – Module 1  – Planning effective teaching  sequences for fiction in Year 2 and statutory assessment overview (once this is clear)

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 2 

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

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.

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


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.