Led by: Kelly Ashley, Primary English specialist and author.

Audience: EY & KS1 Teachers

Venue: To be confirmed – full details will be provided on your event reminder emailed to you approx. 1 week before the event. 

 

Cost: The booking fee for this learning is £90 per academy - this includes all three events and is initially for 1 place per academy.

 

 

Primary English specialist and author, Kelly Ashley, is pleased the have the opportunity to work with Enquire Learning Trust academies again in 22-23.  Kelly will offer teachers and support staff in Reception and KS1 the space to engage in three, connected days of CPD – Building Word Power in Reception and KS1.  Participants will explore practical strategies to harness and build on learners’ existing word and world knowledge, spring-boarding purposeful, contextual word learning opportunities for powerful communication.

 

 

 

Day 1 of 3 – Monday 26th September 2022

915-930am – Arrival and coffee

930-11am – Session 1: Why is early language development so important?

11-1130am – Coffee break

1130am-1245pm Session 2: How can we build purposeful, language-rich environments? 

1245-145pm Lunch break

145-315pm Session 3: How can we Power-Up vocabulary instruction in Reception and KS1?

315-330pm Final thoughts and reflections on Day 1

 

Day 2 of 3 – Monday 7th November 2022

915-930am – Arrival and coffee

930-10am – Revisit and review big questions from Day 1

10-11am - Session 1: Spotlight on building phonic foundations - phonology, orthography and graphology

11-1130am – Coffee break

1130am-1245pm – Session 2: Spotlight on connecting the new and the known – connections and personal links

1245-145pm Lunch break

145-315pm – Session 3: How can we plan to teach vocabulary in a purposeful, connected and contextual way? (Part 1)

315-330pm – Final thoughts and reflections on Day 2

 

Day 3 of 3 – Friday 20th January 2023

915-930am – Arrival and coffee

930-10am – Revisit and review big questions from Day 2

10-11am - Session 1: Spotlight on word meaning – meaning in context, morphology and etymology

11-1130am – Coffee break

1130am-1245pm – Session 2: How can we support learners to charge and recharge, strengthening communication over time?

1245-145pm Lunch break

145-315pm – Session 3: How can we plan to teach vocabulary in a purposeful, connected and contextual way? (Part 2)

315-330pm – Final thoughts and reflections on Day 3

 

 

 

With over 20 years of experience in education in both the US and the UK, Kelly Ashley (@kashleyenglish) currently works as an independent consultant, providing training and support for primary schools across the UK and abroad.  Kelly’s particular interest in language acquisition and vocabulary development has led to the publication of her first book, Word Power: Amplifying vocabulary instruction (2019) – a practical text full of ideas for building a language-rich environment and how to Power-Up vocabulary instruction in the primary classroom. Visit https://kellyashleyconsultancy.wordpress.com/ for information.

 

 

(Booking form closes – 17:00hrs on 6th September 2022)