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Developing English GDS through Classic Literature - On-Demand

It can be difficult to challenge strong readers at primary, because they often run out of age-appropriate material to read. A powerful solution can be to use children's literature from years gone by: it fulfils our 'cultural capital’ obligations, but it's also an exciting way to engender higher-level learning.

  • Develop a richer and more sophisticated understanding of vocabulary and grammar
  • Investigate and deepen knowledge in core and foundation subjects
  • Increase enthusiasm for higher-attaining children
Access For
30 Days
£99.00 + VAT

About this training session

How far does your school ‘literature spine’ go? The push for ‘reading for pleasure’ can sometimes result in a diet of entertaining but low-quality literature. C.S.Lewis suggested we ‘read an old one in between’ every 'new' book, and this approach can have a huge impact on school outcomes: children investigate and better understand the nuances of vocabulary, grammar and language; and the content provides them with a framework for exploring social and political attitudes, and developing foundation subject knowledge. This webinar will:

  • Explore the meaning of ‘cultural capital'
  • Provide examples of classic literature that can be used for creative teaching and learning
  • Suggest how older literature can impact across the curriculum


  • Class teachers (KS2)
  • English coordinators and curriculum leads
  • Senior leaders

About CPD On Demand

By purchasing this school-wide CPD On Demand licence:

  • Every teacher in your school can log in independently from home or wherever they are.
  • The training is live-streamed, meaning all of your teachers can pause and rewind to review sections.
  • The session will be made available to all of your teachers to watch for a period of 30 days.

How to purchase a school-wide licence to this webinar:

The school-wide licence costs £99+VAT, providing access to this webinar for every teacher at your school. To buy a school-wide licence, please click one of the "Add To Basket" buttons below. Continue the process to complete the checkout process to place your order. We will then contact you by email to the email address you provide to request details for all the other members of staff at your school for whom you want to provide access to the training.

£99.00 + VAT