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Securing Foundations in Years 5&6 in Reading and Writing



Thursday 8th October 2020  9.15am - 12.30pm

Thursday 22nd October 2020  9.15am - 12.30pm



Didcot: exact venue to be confirmed



As pupils move from one year group to another, it is always essential to ensure that the core requirements of previous years’ curriculum content is secure in order to build new learning on secure foundations. This year, it is crucial to establish and consolidate previous learning, in order to ascertain pupils’ knowledge and skills and act swiftly and effectively to address any gaps and move learning forwards.

This course is in two parts: one focused on reading in Year 5 and 6 and the following session focused on writing. 

The sessions will provide teachers with an overview of the progression in knowledge and skills in reading and writing on which their year group’s curriculum is built and then the opportunity to consider how gaps in previous learning may be addressed and effective teaching strategies employed to move learning on.

Participants will: 

  • Understand the curriculum requirements for reading and/or writing in their own year group, as well as those in the previous year groups and the progression between
  • Consider ways to ascertain pupils’ knowledge and application of the key skills of reading and/or writing from the previous year
  • Explore effective strategies for addressing gaps to secure essential skills and move learning on

COVID 19 update: we are keeping up-to-date with all Government guidelines regarding group sizes and social distancing, and will ensure that all our courses meet guidelines that are current at the time of the course. We will keep you informed of these arrangements nearer to the time. If you have any questions in the meantime, please don't hesitate to contact us. 

  • Trainer

    Susie Spolander is an experienced primary school teacher and English consultant whose practice includes classroom teaching and senior leadership across the key stages; English consultancy throughout the primary sector; and writing, developing and leading training events and projects in a range of areas to address current educational priorities. For this work, she has been awarded the Gold Quality Mark for Professional Development by the London Institute of Education. Susie is passionate about finding innovative ways to inspire teachers and engage learners, so works alongside school leaders, class teachers and support staff to support school development through a range of training, leadership and classroom-based approaches.

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