Securing Foundations in English in Years 3&4 (two-part course)

June 29, 2022 10:00 am £100 Online

This course will take place over two mornings:

Wednesday29th June 2022 10am – 12 noon

Wednesday 14th September 2022 10am – 12 noon

As pupils move from one year group to another, it is always essential to ensure that the core requirements of previous years’ curriculum content are embedded, in order to build new learning on secure foundations; to establish and consolidate previous learning; to ascertain pupils’ knowledge and skills; and to act swiftly and effectively to address any gaps so that we can move learning forwards.

This two-part course will provide teachers with an overview of the progression of knowledge and skills in reading and writing on which their year group’s curriculum is built and then the opportunity to consider how gaps in previous learning may be addressed and effective teaching strategies employed to secure the foundations of the curriculum on which new learning can be built.

The course will take the form of a pair of interactive online workshops – the first before the summer break, so that teachers can start to use the knowledge and strategies in their planning for the new year, and the second in September once teachers have started the new academic year with their classes. You will receive in advance all the handouts and resources for you to fully participate and, throughout the sessions, there will be opportunities for practical activities, breakout discussion groups and questions.

Participants will:

• Understand the curriculum requirements for reading and writing in their own year group, as well as those in the previous year groups and the progression between

• Consider ways to ascertain pupils’ knowledge and application of the key skills of reading and writing from the previous year

• Explore effective strategies for addressing gaps to secure essential skills and move learning on

Resources and joining instructions will be sent to all delegates ahead of the start date.

Please be aware that due to the highly interactive nature of these sessions, tickets admit one delegate only.

Training team

Susie Spolander
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