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Creating Writers in Years 3&4: Securing Foundations in KS2



Tuesday 8th December 2020  1.15pm - 4.30pm

Tuesday 26th January 2021 1.15pm - 4.30pm



Brookside Primary School, Bucknell Road, Bicester OX26 2DB



Securing strong foundations in lower KS2 is essential to preparing children for the end of KS2.  This CPD session will explore a variety of approaches to take back to the classroom to enhance the teaching of writing in years 3 and 4  

Suitable for: Teachers in years 3 and 4, English subject leaders  

This course will: 

  • secure an understanding of expectations in writing within this phase 
  • explore the links between reading and writing and the use of high quality texts to promote and engage learners 
  • develop an understanding of the writing process and how this can be utilised to support children in writing for a range of purposes and audiences 
  • give practical ideas and activities of how to develop both the compositional and technical aspects of writing.   
  • Trainer

    Julie Sargent is an established English consultant with an extensive knowledge of the curriculum, assessment and effective learning and teaching approaches. Prior to this role, her experience of teaching in primary schools in both Oxfordshire and Devon included key roles in piloting and developing many aspects of English. She has been awarded the Gold Quality Mark for Professional Development by the London Institute of Education and is an accredited Edge Hill Every Child Counts trainer for 1stclass@writing. Julie’s work has included focused English projects, such as Every Child Writes, and she has designed and delivered many professional development programmes and training materials to support schools, partnerships and organisations in English. Her passion and enthusiasm for engaging children in the curriculum is seen through her creative approaches, which inspire both teachers and learners.

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