Teach Through a Text in Reception - A one-day, online course

18th September 2024

18th September 2024 at 9:30am
£100.00 (+VAT per delegate)


"The course helped me understand the planning format more and how I can extend and add my own ideas."

Emma, Higher Walton CE Primary School, Autumn 2023

One Day Online Course 

A whole-day year-specific course covering practical strategies for using high-quality children's literature as the primary approach to the teaching of English. This course is ideal for people who are new to Literacy Tree or changing to another year group.

This course will –

  • Identify how a book-based approach engages children as writers and immerses them in a literary world
  • Share examples of quality texts and well planned sequences used successfully in early years settings 
  • Explore the progression of skills within the EYFS framework 
  • Walk through the website and explore what a membership will look like

Exemplification Text

The course covers the pedagogy and the approach but one section of the day exemplifies this using a focus text and goes through each aspect. The book we will be exemplifying with is Ning and the Night Spirits by Adriena Fong. We will be looking at this online but if you prefer to have a physical copy, please purchase in advance.  


  • An in-depth look at one text, a Writing Root, and an exploration of other age-appropriate books as recommended by Literacy Tree
  • We will reflect upon the focus in the framework on early language and extending vocabulary, and give share examples on how to embed and develop vocabulary skills
  • We will focus on continuous provision and show how to use shared writing to support this
  • We will look at the importance of audience and purpose and explore the importance of book-making

Participants will receive –

  • A detailed Writing Root that support the teaching of purposeful writing
  • All training resources electronically
Existing school members will receive 20% off any training places booked


"I appreciated the inspiring ideas to support the Writing Root and having the opportunity to discuss with other professionals."

Rachel, Hampton Lucy C of E Primary School, Autumn 2023

"It was really useful to be 'walked through' a Writing Root to see how it works in the classroom. It was also really helpful to be able to chat with other practitioners with regard to planning the next unit, especially as I haven't used Literacy Tree before."

Sharon, Asterdale Primary School, Autumn 2023

"It was very useful having the consultant read the story and talk through with different resources being used as you would use in school."

Alexandra, Malmesbury Primary School, Autumn 2023


We regret that we are not able to refund bookings cancelled within 5 working days of the training date. Please see our cancellation policy for further information.

Teach Through a Text in Reception - A one-day, online course 35 spaces

18th September 2024 @ 9:30am

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£120.00 (inc VAT) per person

£100.00 (ex VAT)

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