NAAE Events

Thursday 10th March 2022 at 4.00pm until 5.30: Herts for Learning Reading Fluency Project

Location: online

Join Teaching and Learning Adviser Kathy Roe for an overview of the successful Reading Fluency project.

The Herts for Learning KS2 Reading Fluency Project incorporates the strategies of modelled expressive reading, echo reading, repeated re-reading, skilled questioning, challenging text selection and modelling comprehension skills, to improve the trajectory of Year 5/6 pupils towards the expected standard in reading at the end of KS2.

Since 2017, Herts for Learning (HfL) has taken over 1300 pupils through the Reading Fluency Project. The project aims to accelerate achievement in reading fluency and comprehension in a short space of time by harnessing strategies such as echo reading, repeat reading and skilled questioning.

Pupils participating in the project are not only taught to read with improved fluency and automaticity but are also taught to engage with, and react to, challenging, high-quality texts.

Kathy leads the project at KS1, 2 and 3 and will share some of her experience, along with some key project approaches and outcomes.

Book here. Tickets are free for NAAE members and up to two guests. If possible, please book for guests at the same time as your own tickets. 

 

Thursday 24th March 2022 at 4.00pm until 5.30: From Little Acorns … developing reading comprehension in Essex

Location: online

Join Deputy Head and English Lead Rachel Pritchard as she shares an overview of the reading programme she has developed in Essex.

As English Lead in her teaching school, and having a passion for helping children leave primary school as successful readers, Rachel has designed and delivered training based on her successful practice with a reading programme that has impacted schools across the county and beyond from Early Years to Year 11.

After the shock at the complexity of the 2016 KS2 SATs reading paper, and seeing the frightened ‘rabbit-in-the-headlights’ looks on the faces of the Y6 children, Rachel knew there had to be a change in the way her school approached the teaching of reading. What had been intended to be a training day for staff in her own school turned into a 3-day course for local schools. Later, being part of a half a million-pound SIF bid through Essex, this was extended to four days.

Rachel will share her experience of developing this successful programme.

Book here. Tickets are free for NAAE members and up to two guests. If possible, please book for guests at the same time as your own tickets.