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Teaching English in Years 2-6 a programme for Newly Qualified Teachers

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Weston College Conference Centre

Lower Church Road

Weston-super-Mare

BS23 2AT

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This programme of six half-day training sessions provides an opportunity for newly qualified teachers to continue to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding required to become expert teachers of English in Years 2-6. Topics covered will include:

  • the importance of phonics for reading and writing
  • teaching spelling
  • understanding and teaching grammar
  • assessing writing
  • teaching the writing process
  • planning learning journeys for reading and writing

NQTs will be able to select the sessions that will be most helpful to their development or attend them all for a discounted rate (Final ticket option)

Details of the learning outcomes for each session are detailed below.

The trainer for this event is Penny Boardman.


Session 1: The importance of phonics for reading and writing

Date and time: 1 November 2017, 1300-1600 Venue: Weston College Conference Centre

NQTs will:

  • develop an understanding of how children use phonics to decode when reading;
  • develop an understanding of the English spelling system – its phonic regularity, morphology and etymology;
  • develop phonics subject knowledge and apply this to recognising graphemes in words and the phonemes they represent.

Session 2: Teaching spelling

Date and time: 28 November 2017, 1300-1600 Venue: Weston College Conference Centre

NQTs will:

  • develop an understanding of the National Curriculum requirements for spelling;
  • explore practical ideas and activities for teaching spelling;
  • explore how to give effective feedback to learners about their spelling.

Session 3: Understanding and teaching grammar

Date and time: 25 January 2018, 1300-1600 Venue: Weston College Conference Centre

NQTs will:

  • develop their own subject knowledge of sentence construction, word classes, tenses and punctuation;
  • develop an understanding of grammar and punctuation as the tools writers use to engage their audience;
  • explore practical ideas and activities for teaching grammar.

Session 4: Teaching the writing process

Date and time: 6 March 2018, 1300-1600 Venue: Weston College Conference Centre

NQTs will:

  • develop their own subject knowledge of sentence construction, word classes, tenses and punctuation;
  • develop an understanding of grammar and punctuation as the tools writers use to engage their audience;
  • explore practical ideas and activities for teaching grammar.

Session 5: Planning learning journeys for reading and writing

Date and time: 26 April 2018, 1300-1600 Venue: Weston College Conference Centre

NQTs will:

  • explore key teaching strategies for teaching reading and writing;
  • understand how to use quality children’s literature, linked to the wider learning theme, as a starting point for learning in English;
  • have practical experience of planning an engaging learning journey that effectively moves learners on.

Session 6: Assessing writing

Date and time: 19 June 2018, 1300-1600 Venue: Weston College Conference Centre

NQTs will:

  • be provided with a model for writing assessment which provides a summative judgement and identifies next steps for the learner;
  • engage in a practical workshop to support them in assessing writing against the requirements of the national curriculum.
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