New (or not) to Year 2 – 2017/18

New (or not) to Y2 2017/18 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 – 17 November 2017 – 9.30 am –  4.00 pm

Day 2 – 12 January 2018 – 9.30 am –  4.00 pm

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Crossflatts Primary School, Bingley

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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 2018 and 2019. All delegates will receive free access to online resources.

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 and/or Year 1 teachers are also welcome to attend alone or along with  their Year 2 colleagues

Day 1 – Module 1 – 17 November 2017 – 9.30 am – 4.00 pm – Planning effective teaching and revision sequences for fiction in Year 1 and 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 these year groups. Using quality texts, we will identify precisely what to teach and practise especially in reading, spelling, punctuation, and grammar and writing, so that children are both engaged and adequately prepared for the end of KS1 tests and assessments including the practice of test questions for the interim assessment framework.

There will be a free copy of a quality fiction text – Orion and the Dark for all Y2 attendees to take away with them.


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Day 2 – Module 2 – 12 January 2018 9.30 am – 4.00 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 + VAT

Module 1 only  –  £170 + VAT

Module 2 only  –  £170 + VAT

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