Talk One A year-long CPD programme designed to improve outcomes for children in Year 1

Suitable for: Headteachers, Subject Leaders, Teachers, Teaching Assistants

Course code Keystages Presented by
ENG146 KS1
  • Nicola Martin (Senior Primary Teaching and Learning Consultant)
  • Caroline Yabantu (Teaching and Learning Consultant - Primary English)

The Talk One Programme includes attendance for up to two staff at each session, which can be decided by the school (e.g. any combination of Y1 teacher(s), Y1 teaching assistant(s), Subject Leader, Headteacher)
The cost of the programme is £1100 which includes two members of staff at each session.
This programme includes:
- English Publication Bridging Unit - Harry, the Happy Mouse - a unit of work which can be selected to implement in autumn 1 (prior to the start of Talk Programme training)
CPD Day 1 – an exemplified narrative unit of work (6-7 weeks) with integrated poetry and non-fiction approaches, to be delivered in the autumn or spring term, with a comprehensive resource pack. The focus text is Supertato by Sue Hendra.
CPD Day 2 – an exemplified classic narrative unit of work with integrated poetry, alongside a non-fiction information text unit (6 weeks), to be delivered in the spring term, with a comprehensive resource pack. The focus text is Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter with further link texts and film clips.
CPD Day 3 – an exemplified unit of work (6-7 weeks), incorporating non-fiction, narrative and poetry to be delivered in the second half of the summer term, with a comprehensive resource pack. The focus theme is trains and journeys using a wide range of texts and film to support reading and writing narrative, poetry and non-fiction including a focus text How to Train a Train by Jason Carter Eaton.
Three half-day update sessions with a focus on phonics and guided reading, alongside moderation training and workshops in the autumn, spring and summer terms. Models of moderation will be explored which can be utilised in school.

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