Planning for the Needs of More Able Pupils in Years 5 & 6

25/04/2017 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

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:

  • Identify what a more able reader and writer looks like and can do at the end of KS2 and implement ideas for how to help these children make further progress
  • Build higher order activities into a text based sequence of work for Y5/6 which challenge children’s critical thinking about what they read and informs considerations of how to write for a reader
  • Help pupils move from being able to identify textual features to being able to talk and write about the impact these might have on the reader.
  • Establish strategies to help pupils go beyond inserting the features of different kinds of texts, to a more subtle understanding of the relationship between the writer and the reader

"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
Webber Street
United Kingdom
  • Pupil Premium Funding
  • Lunch Included
  • New Course