This course has been updated for 2016-2017 using new books and new teaching sequences.
Participants on this course will explore the writing process in KS1, including ways to develop classroom literacy environments and key routines for writing in order to support children as developing writers. They will look closely at the important contribution made by quality texts and the use of creative approaches to develop language, imagination and structure talk and thinking in preparation for writing.
Participants will have the opportunity to write across a range of genres to explore the importance of modelled writing. The course will also explore how to make writing a cohesive experience, including how to embed phonics, spelling, vocabulary and grammar in a text based unit of work.
Participants will gain:
‘I can’t wait to explore the text from today with my children. I think they will develop confidence and enthusiasm to write and writing outcomes will greatly improve. The course was great in every way, I feel very inspired.’Course Participant, 2015-16
"Learning to write begins - whatever the learner’s age with seeing oneself as a writer, doing the things writers do, and thinking the way writers think. Teachers have a crucial role to play here... "Smith, F (1994:180)