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Inspiring Young Writers in the Early Years

This course has four modules.

This gamechanger of a course aims to help improve your understanding and practice in the area of early writing, in order to create confident and competent young writers.

By the end of the course, you will have learnt how to make the teaching of writing to young children a joyful, memorable, & successful experience.

A core focus will be on supporting children to develop both compositional and transcriptional skills, in playful, engaging ways which give children the motivation to use these independently.

The course will improve your own subject knowledge in this area, as well as providing you with a wide range of practical ideas to take back into your school or setting.

A key focus throughout will be on helping reluctant writers to engage with the process of mark-making and writing by focusing on purpose, passions and pre-
existing knowledge and shaping their writing skills through these.

Please note: this course will not focus on the teaching of phonics, which will be addressed in a separate course.

What is included

  • 4 x 15 minute seminars (approximately) in each module.
  • Four modules are currently available in this course.
  • Each module takes around 1.5 hrs to work through with pauses for tasks, reflection and action planning.
  • Downloadable handouts where applicable.
  • Certificates are available on completion of each module.

You will have unlimited access to the purchased module or course for 6 months.

Purchase Full Course

You have the option to purchase the full course for an Individual licence (for one person only) or purchase a School/ Setting licence (for up to 10 people).

Individual License 

Access the full course for 6 months by purchasing this license. Suitable for individual use only.

Purchase for £60+ VAT

School/Setting License

Schools/Settings can access the full course for 6 months by purchasing this license. The license is valid for only 10 members within the school/setting.

Purchase for £350+VAT

Purchase License To View One Module

You have the option to purchase a license for an Individual to view the module (for one person only) or purchase a School or setting licence (up to 10 people to view).

Module One: Content and pedagogy

In Module One you will:

  • Develop your own subject knowledge around important knowledge, skills and
    dispositions in the area of early writing.
  • Explore what a broad, balanced and carefully sequenced early years writing
    curriculum can look like.
  • Reflect on what impacts negatively and positively on children’s attitudes to
    writing and the impact on outcomes.
  • Gain practical ideas around how best to support children’s emerging mark-
    making and writing skills in playful ways.

Module Two: The Foundations of Writing

In Module 2 you will:

  • Learn about the stages of narrative development and see examples of what these look like in practice.
    • Practice assessing children’s early storying against the stages of narrative development.
    • Explore how the stages of narrative development can be a helpful tool in
    establishing progress in language and writing development.
    • Consider the importance of the adult scribing children’s stories and general
    talk and gain ideas as to how to develop this.

Module Three: How early writing develops

In Module 3 you will:

• Extend your own professional subject knowledge of how writing develops in young children.
• Learn about the importance of symbolic play and early mark-making for writing development
• Learn about the stages of early writing development and see examples of what these look like in practice.
• Practice assessing children’s early writing against the stages of early writing development and explore how these can be a helpful tool in establishing progress in writing development.

Module Four: Intentional Writing Experiences

In Module 4 you will:

• Explore the importance of providing purpose and agency to children in their writing experiences.
• Reflect upon how to organise adult-led writing experiences so that they link with children’s play.
• Learn how to inspire writing in every child, through tuning into their passions and pre occupations.
• See numerous real examples of purposeful writing opportunities to inspire your own practice.

Purchase Individual License Module 1
Purchase Individual License Module 2
Purchase Individual License Module 3
Purchase Individual License Module 4
Purchase School License £350 +VAT