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Inspiring Young Writers in the EYFS

November 26, 2019 @ 9:15 am - 3:30 pm


Kym Scott spent many years working with the schools and settings in Lewisham, helping them to reflect upon and improve children’s experience of writing. The children in Lewisham now consistently achieve more highly at the end of EYFS than most of the country, despite low on-entry levels and huge disadvantage. Boys in particular achieve higher outcomes here than elsewhere, because of the way they are taught to become motivated, confident and competent writers.

During this session participants will have opportunities to:

  • Learn about helping children to become successful mark-makers and writers and the huge role that engagement and playful learning has in this.
  • Explore the core elements of learning to write – both compositional and transcriptional
  • Consider guidance to help ensure their early writing curriculum is balanced and broad, as well as coherently sequenced, yet fully responsive to individual’s needs.

Hear about real examples from Kym’s work that show how building on what children already know and can do, providing them with purposes for mark-making and writing which inspire them, giving them agency over what they write, and providing new knowledge in the right way at the right time are all key to improving outcomes in this area.


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November 26, 2019
9:15 am - 3:30 pm
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1 day
Kym Scott
This session is aimed at all who work with children aged 3 years to the end of YR. It will also be useful to those leading on literacy in schools and those working in Year 1 who wish to improve outcomes for children operating below typical development in this area.
Dates and times
26th November 2019 (9:15am - 3:30pm)


St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre
Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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0117 903 0337

Terms and Conditions
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St. Pauls Children’s Centre: There is no on-site parking but parking is available on the road for £1 an hour for a maximum of 3 hours, or in Cabot Circus which is 5-minute walk from the St. Pauls Children’s Centre.