11 April 2019 and 1 May 2019
The course will be held at St Oswald’s CE Primary School, Bradford
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 1 – Module 1 – 11 April 2019 – 9.30 am – 4.00 pm – Planning an effective teaching sequence for fiction in Year 3 and Year 4
Day 2 – Module 2 – 1 May 2019 – 9.30 am – 4.00 pm – Teaching poetry, non-fiction and reading and writing across the curriculum – phonics and spelling in Y3/4
Full, two day course – £300
Day 1 only – £170
Day 2 only – £170
Day 1 – 11 April 2019 – 9.30 am – 4.00 pm – Planning an effective teaching sequence for fiction in Year 3 and Year 4
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 – 1 May 2019 – 9.30 am – 4.00 pm – 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.
The day will also feature an active Tagtiv8 phonics and spelling workshop with guest presenter and company founder Bryn Llwewllyn. Some teaching methods might not be working for selected children and this active approach may be just what they need. More information can be found here: