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Early Years Talk for Writing on Tues 7th May 2019


There are places available on this course for Early Years Practitioners.

Early Years Talk for Writing 
Tuesday 7th May 2019 at 9.00am - 3.30pm
At WS10 Conference Centre, 85 Holyhead Road, Wednesbury WS10 7PA
Course Leader is Dean Thompson

Cost is £230 WLCT Schools; £240 Alliance Schools; £250 All other Schools.
To book a place email: teaching.school@harvillshawthorn.sandwell.sch.uk

Introduction to Talk for Writing in the Early Years and KS1, developed by Pie Corbett and supported by Julia Strong, is powerful because it is based on how children learn and acquire language through play and learning stories. The day will explore the Talk for Writing teaching sequence in the context of Early Years and KS1. It will focus on how children in Nursery into KS1 begin by creating their own imaginative stories through play and ‘Invention’ as well as learning a range of well-known stories and and poems both orally and through developing their early writing skills. This then leads into children making up their own versions of stories and poems, modelled and supported through shared and guided writing.

Dean Thompson
Dean was a Deputy Head teacher in a large primary school in Coventry.
Dean has over 20 years experience in leading and developing primary school improvement in reading and writing as a senior school leader, LA English Adviser and National Programme Director for Primary School Improvement for the DfE. Dean leads and develops literacy projects across the UK and in Perth, Western Australia.

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