Securing Progression: How to Nurture Young Writers in Y1

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Northern Centre 27/02/2018 £300
London Centre 07/03/2018 £300

Ensuring children continue to make progress whilst presenting learning in ways that engage and motivate them is a challenge for many Y1 practitioners.

This exciting and in-depth two-day course will explore how to build on children’s prior mark-making experiences in the EYFS and ensure that the teaching of writing is developmentally appropriate, meaningful and challenging. Participants will consider manageable ways in which the learning environment, the daily routine and the presentation of learning experiences can be adapted to meet the needs and interests of these young children and inspire young writers.

Day 1
This day will look at unpicking the learning needs of 5 and 6 year olds, and exploring the challenges teachers may face in meeting these needs. A key focus will be on considering a variety of ways in which children can continue to develop as independent, but accountable writers and how the learning environment can support this. You will then be invited to complete a gap task which will involve applying some of the ideas/strategies shared.

Day 2
This day will include an opportunity to reflect on learning from the gap task and explore how to help children progress with writing in Y1 whilst continuing to inspire deep learning. The focus will continue to be on evaluating current practice and considering realistic and manageable next steps.


  • A richer understanding of the key writing skills.
  • Knowledge of how support writing across the curriculum.
  • Inspiring and practical solutions to promote writing.


Course type
Two Day Course
Led by
Early Excellence Consultant Team
£300.00 exc. VAT
Additional Delegate Price
£250.00 exc. VAT
Y1 Teachers, Literacy Leaders