New (or not) to Year 2:further information

What the day will look like 

During the day we will work through a teaching sequence that is customised to meet the specific needs of Year 2. Using quality texts, we will identify precisely what to teach and practise especially in Reading and Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar so that children are engaged and adequately prepared for the end of KS1 tests. There will be an examination of teaching sequences for both fiction and non-fiction units. The illustration below shows how my planning cards can be used to outline a teaching sequence which will support children in their writing. The planning cards and other resources will be available as a free download.


The statutory assessment and moderation requirements from the DfE gradually evolved over the last year and we will look at the latest developments in this area. If the picture for 2016/17 is not clear on the day of the course, delegates will be able to follow developments on the ‘News’ section of this website.

All participants will receive a complimentary copy of the book we use to model the teaching sequence so that they can use the ideas and the text immediately if they wish.