Power of Reading - Bristol

Thursday, 25 January 2018 - 10:00am
A highly successful whole school development project which engages teachers and children in the literacy curriculum through the use of high quality books and proven teaching approaches.

Gaps in Phonics for KS2

Friday, 26 January 2018 - 10:00am
This two day course develops knowledge and understanding of how to teach the use and application of phonics in KS2. Teachers will deepen their subject knowledge in each of the phonic phases, identifying the gaps for individual learners. They will explore a range of strategies and resources for closing the gaps, using quality children’s literature and a range of practical activities.

Planning Creatively Around Texts KS1

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 - 10:00am
This training will introduce teachers to effective ways to enhance reading and writing across the curriculum. Explore how to develop a cross-curricular unit of work around a high quality text and receive a copy of the text.

Supporting Transition - Foundation Stage to Key Stage 1

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 10:00am
Ensure that learning experiences in Year 1 build upon the personalised approaches and structured play-based learning of the Reception class, promoting the positive development of children throughout the later primary years.

Lire, Dire et Rire - Using French Picture Books In The Classroom

Friday, 23 February 2018 - 10:00am
Teaching a foreign language is a requirement of the KS2 curriculum. Learn creative and practical approaches for teaching French with confidence using high quality picture books.

Supporting Grammar, Punctuation and Vocabulary for Teaching Assistants

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 10:00am

New Course for 2017-18

Explore practical approaches that support all children to use grammar effectively in their writing. Teaching Assistants on this training will develop a thorough understanding of the expectations for grammar, punctuation and vocabulary across all primary phases.


Planning Creatively Around Texts in EYFS

Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 10:00am
Support EYFS children with their language, learning and play with high quality picture books. This practical course, grounded in sound pedagogical research, provides ideas for creative indoor and outdoor provision to raise achievement across all areas of learning in the EYFS 2014.

The Power of the Picture Book for Teaching Mathematics in KS1

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 10:00am
This fun and practical day explores incorporating picture books into the teaching and learning of mathematics to enable children in KS1 to benefit from a richer and more complex understanding of mathematical language and concepts.

Dramatically Improving Literacy in KS1 & KS2

Wednesday, 21 March 2018 - 10:00am

The creative use of drama as a learning and teaching strategy across the curriculum is an essential tool in building pupil confidence, developing empathy and promoting understanding. This practical training, rooted in research and developed in partnership with the Unicorn Theatre will boost participants’ confidence and ability to use drama strategies in the classroom. It will demonstrate how involvement in carefully structured drama activities can sharpen comprehension skills, enhance content of written work and pro


Developing a Reading for Pleasure School and Library

Thursday, 22 March 2018 - 10:00am

This training will define the concept of ‘reading for pleasure’ and discuss why it has become an integral feature of statutory requirements.