Inspiring Writers KS1

29/03/2017 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

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.

Course aims:

  • To understand what is involved in an authentic writing process and how to apply this to the KS1 curriculum 
  • To understand the importance of the relationship between reading and writing and examine the role literature can play in preparing children for writing 
  • To explore the key approaches and contexts which support children to write for purpose and audience across a range of genres, using a high quality text as a starting point

Participants will gain:

  • An understanding of the writing process and how writing develops for children at different stages
  • Knowledge of how to plan for writing across genres in a text based unit of work showing children how to structure their ideas and write for a purpose
  • An awareness of how to contextualise the teaching of phonics, spelling, vocabulary and grammar in a context rich approach
  • A high quality text and teaching sequence to immediately implement aspects of the course in the classroom

‘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)
Webber Street
United Kingdom
  • Pupil Premium Funding
  • Lunch Included
  • New Course
  • Includes Resources