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Literacy: the Gateway to Lifelong Learning – Exploring Reading and Writing Opportunities for Young Children

Venue
Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage, Robertson House, Six Hills Way
venue
Course Tutors
Ruth Goodman
tutors
Admin Contact
Target Audience
Classroom Teachers / Early Years Leaders / Early Years Practitioners / Middle Leaders / Subject Leaders
target audience
Course Types
Conference
Course categories
Academies and Schools (including EYFS)
Subject
Conference / Early Years Foundation Stage / English
Event Description
During this conference, we will lead delegates into a wonderful world of literacy.

As the magical day unfurls, practitioners will be inspired to reflect on how they nurture a love of reading and writing with young children.

This event has been designed around captivating speakers including Julie Cigman, Early Years Consultant, trainer and writer, who has had a number of articles published along with her latest book, 'Becoming a Writer in Leaps and Bounds – supporting boys’ writing in the EYFS'.

Other inspiring speakers include:


  • Pippa Goodhart, author of such wonderful picture books as 'You Choose' and 'Just Imagine' to name but a few.

  • Kevin Graal, a highly skilled children’s storyteller and well-respected presenter, will also be joining us and sharing his passion for developing language through storytelling.


A wide range of interactive workshops will be on offer in order to equip foundation and Primary Year one and two practitioners with strategies, tools and ideas that will enrich their practice.

The conference will also take into account recent Ofsted findings, reinforcing the widely known truth about the importance of early literacy in raising outcomes to improve future prospects. “Reading is the gateway to almost every other subject, and children discovering their own unique interest and talents”. Amanda Spielman – Dec 18 in The Annual Report for HMCI p9.

As outlined in the report, the inspection of reading will have a higher profile, especially for the lowest attaining 20% of pupils. Attending this conference will support foundation and Primary Year one and two practitioners in blending recent research and Ofsted findings with best practice back in school.

Please see below the workshop options that will make up part of the conference programme
Workshop session 1
• Pippa Goodhart KS1
Creating a storybook character
A fun session in which we create a brand
new Winnie the Witch story together.
Where to find story ideas, and how to
shape them.

• Rose Blair EY TLA
Parental engagement with reading and
writing EY and KS1
This workshop will explore strategies on
how to engage parents to effectively
support their children at home to develop
their love of reading and writing. They will
do this by taking part in practical, inspiring
and engaging activities that can be shared
with parents.

• Julie Cigman EY/Y1
Supporting writing development
This workshop will look at
some imaginative ways to create literacy-
rich spaces and resources that motivate
boys and girls to become writers. We
will explore the role of the practitioner in
engaging with children’s play to support
their functional and creative writing
development.

• Ruth Goodman and Kirsten Snook EY/KS1
Enticing into writing
This workshop will look at how adults in the classroom can model and scaffold writing, showing children how to incorporate and orchestrate their writing knowledge into a piece which speaks to their audience.

• Martin Galway English TLA KS1
Pick & Mix (& Match): selecting texts in and out of the classroom
In this workshop, Martin will explore some of the key considerations in choosing books to support learning to read, reading to learn, and reading for pleasure, wonder, intrigue and information. Books to make your heart sing and your thoughts to blossom.

Workshop session 2
• Kevin Graal KS1
Motivating children to tell stories
How can we help motivate children to see themselves as storytellers and foster a lasting enthusiasm for stories? Join renowned children's storyteller Kevin Graal for a fun-filled workshop with games and exercises on story structure, story characters and story language. Unlock your creativity, lift your spirits and take away practical ideas for classroom use.

• Rose Blair
Parental engagement with reading and writing EY and KS1
This workshop will explore strategies on
how to engage parents to effectively
support their children at home to develop
their love of reading and writing. They will
do this by taking part in practical, inspiring
and engaging activities that can be shared
with parents.

• Jenny Ferguson EY TLA
Reflecting diversity in text
This workshop will encourage practitioners to reflect on the possibilities that children’s literature provides to explore and celebrate diversity in Modern Britain.

• Kathy Roe English TLA KS1
Pick & Mix (& Match): selecting texts in and out of the classroom
• In this workshop, Kathy will explore some of the key considerations in choosing books to support learning to read, reading to learn, and reading for pleasure, wonder, intrigue and information. Books to make your heart sing and your thoughts to blossom.

• Ruth Goodman and Kirsten Snook English TLAs EY/KS1
Enticing into writing
This workshop will look at how adults in the classroom can model and scaffold writing, showing children how to incorporate and orchestrate their writing knowledge into a piece which speaks to their audience.

Training objectives
Learning outcomes
By attending the conference, participants will:


  • feel inspired to reinvigorate the teaching of early literacy

  • be equipped to raise achievement in early literacy for all pupils

  • be empowered to share best practice with the school team

  • feel more confident to nurture a love of literacy in their pupils

Additional Information
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Start Date
Tuesday 19 November 2019
End Date
Tuesday 19 November 2019
Closing Date
Monday 18 November 2019
Times
09:30 - 15:30
Maximum Places
100 
Maximum places per establishment
Cost
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Number of Sessions
1