Group Reading from Reception to Year 2

01/12/2017 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

This course is now sold out. Please email [email protected] if you wish to be contacted when we next run this course.

All participants will receive 2 books, a teaching sequence and 2 sets of six guided reading books suitable for this age range.

Explore the key skills involved in learning to read in the Early Years and KS1, embedding an understanding of reading development across this phase, meeting the requirements of the EYFS 2014 and the National Curriculum 2014.

Teachers will explore strategies that support children’s progress in reading during group and guided reading sessions using a range of quality children’s books. They will develop purposeful, creative and inclusive approaches designed to support children to become fluent and enthusiastic readers during group sessions.

Teachers will gain:

  • An overview of the fundamental principles that underpin the teaching of group reading in Reception and KS1
  • An understanding of the continuum of development of reading and how to target next steps in group reading
  • Quality approaches that are research proven to raise pupils’ engagement and attainment in group reading
  • A high quality children’s text to support learning back in school


"Books allow children to experience through imagination other worlds and other roles, and this involvement contributes to their personal and social development as well as to their reading abilities. " 

Sainsbury and Schagen (2004)

“Very useful – really broadened my idea of what quality group reading looks like.” 

Teacher, 2016

“Encourages you to consider the impact your teaching has on the development of children’s reading.” 

Teacher, 2016
Webber Street (on the corner of Webber Row
United Kingdom
  • Lunch Included
  • Includes Resources
  • CLPE Reading and Writing Scales