Planning Creatively Around Texts KS1
This course has been updated for 2017-2018 using new books and new teaching sequences.
Teachers on this training will investigate creative teaching approaches that have been proven to enhance higher order thinking, reading, writing and spoken language across the curriculum. They will explore how to develop a cross-curricular unit of work inspired by a quality text that will support improved attainment in literacy and support thinking skills across the curriculum.
All teachers will receive a high quality children's text and associated teaching sequence of detailed planning ideas to support the immediate implementation of the ideas from the day, inspiring creative cross-curricular learning in their own classrooms.
The course will focus on the following key areas:
- What is creativity?
- Why is creative learning important in supporting children's literacy development?
- Exploring contexts and creative teaching approaches proven to enhance literacy engagement and extend learning across the curriculum
- Planning for literacy learning across the curriculum, exemplified through a teaching sequence
We have teamed up with Zen Educate, a smart new way to arrange cover. If you are a London school you will be able to get £100* off your first day of supply.
*Terms and conditions apply.
"I feel very inspired after attending this course! Everything that I’ve seen today has been something I could use in the classroom to improve children’s engagement with books and writing."Teacher, 2016
"An ethos which values creativity will, according to most definitions, promote originality and the use of the imagination, and encourage an adventurous attitude to life and learning."Grainger, T and Barnes, J. Creativity in the Primary Curriculum (2006)