Achieving Greater Depth in English in KS1

Maximising Progress for More Able Pupils

Online Training

This day is aimed at Year 1 and Year 2 teachers, TAs and English Leaders.

What constitutes Greater Depth in reading and writing at KS1? Children who write at Greater Depth demonstrate an awareness of purpose drawing on their reading to inform choice of vocabulary and grammar.  Many more able writers achieve greater depth effortlessly – particularly if they are avid readers who have internalised language structures. For others, including many children who are achieving the ‘expected standard’, it is possible, with support and guidance, to achieve greater depth. A sharp focus on purpose for writing, great models and explicit demonstration will ensure excellence in writing outcomes for pupils.

Reading at a ‘higher level’, ‘developing mastery within reading’ and ‘reading at greater depth’ are all terms with which we are familiar but what does this look like in terms of learning for pupils and how do we define a ‘more able reader’? Children who are reading at Greater Depth in KS1 are able to make connections, predictions and infer effectively… and they enjoy reading!  As teachers, we can enable our pupils to become advanced readers by providing opportunities to build the characteristics of successful readers while teaching the skills necessary to achieve greater depth in reading.

This training will examine:

  • The specific requirements of Reading and Writing at Greater Depth in Key Stage 1 and how both Year 1 and Year 2 teachers can support this.
  • Good practice case studies from Ofsted which show how schools have overcome the barriers to high achievement, especially for disadvantaged learners.
  • Practical strategies to provide challenging educational opportunities for more and most able pupils in both reading and writing.
  • Writing samples from more able pupils and implications for teaching and learning.
Choice of dates:

Tuesday 7th November 2023 9.30am – 3pm

Tuesday 5th March 2024 9.30am – 3pm

2 for 1 Offer

Cost: £179 (+VAT) per teacher. Second delegate from the same school may attend for free.

Online Training

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