New (or not) to Year 3 and Year 4 – Online CPD


Y3/4 Course Resource Page 

2 November 2023 and 7 December 2023

This is an online course delivered via Zoom. The two free books will be be delivered to delegates before the course. The presentation will be available to download at least 48 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.

Feedback from day one previously

(The best part was) ‘….seeing the sequence of work across the five phases’

(The best part was) ‘….the deep exploration across each phase.’

‘… amazing ideas that I can take straight back into school.’

‘Fantastic ideas and resources that I can start to use straight away.’

Feedback from day two / overall course previously

(The best part was) ‘….writing poetry outside because we could use our senses to inspire writing.’

(The best part was) ‘….seeing the different ways to teach poetry and how there can be a sequence in poetry just like fiction and non-fiction.’

Definitely benefited from a second day. It allowed non-fiction and poetry room to breathe as they are often given little focus. I’m looking forward to doing a bit of planning for once!’

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 3 and Year 4 

Day 2 – Module 2 – Teaching poetry, non-fiction and reading and writing across the curriculum – phonics and spelling in Y3/4

Course Fees:

Full, two day course  – £300

Day 1 only  – £170

Day 2 only –  £170


Day 1 – A five phase teaching sequence for fiction -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, punctuation and grammar and will examine the planning, drafting, editing and publishing of writing. There will be a free copy of The Matchbox Diaries for all attendees to take away with them. If colleagues from Year 3 and Year 4 attend, there will be an alternative book for Year 3 teachers.

A key part of the day will be to show how we can prepare children for their SPaG, and reading tests in Year 6 by introducing test question formats to children in a variety of contexts.

Day 2   Teaching poetry, non-fiction and reading and writing across the curriculum – phonics and spelling in Y3/4

This day 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. Again, test question techniques will be integrated.

Many children in Year 3 and Year 4 have gaps in their phonic knowledge and have difficulty with spelling. This module will cover subject  knowledge for phonics and spelling in lower KS2 and show how engaging activities can be differentiated for all ability groups.

To book a place email

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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.