This course will support and guide participants who wish to explore how to help pupils go above and beyond expected levels in literacy with strategies to stretch and challenge.
Run in partnership with The English and Media Centre (who do similar work to CLPE but at secondary level), this course will look at how knowledge and skills can be developed in KS2, giving pupils the best possible preparation for the demands of KS3.
The day will start with an in depth observation at what being an experienced reader and writer involves and the kind of texts that can be used across the classroom to promote higher order thinking skills.
During the day participants will look at a range of classroom ideas to help pupils to ‘read with a writer’s eye’ and ‘write with a reader’s eye’. The emphasis will be on practical ideas, engaging, exploratory activities and interesting texts, underpinned by recent research findings. Participants will receive a high quality text and teaching sequence, which will allow them to try out ideas back in their own classrooms.
This course will enable participants to:
"I have come away with some great practical activities and confidence when it comes to increasing attainment, enjoyment and understanding in reading and writing."Course Participant, 2015-16
“It gave me a wealth of ideas and material I can use and has given me a fresh perspective on stretching my more able children.”Course Participant, 2015-16