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Developing English GDS through Classic Literature - Livestream

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
60 minutes
School-wide licence: £120+VAT
Accessible Until
30 days after broadcast

About this Webinar

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 online training

By purchasing this school-wide licence:

  • Every teacher in your school can log in independently from wherever they are
  • The training is livestreamed, 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 30 days 
  • You will be able to ask questions using the chat window which will be answered by the presenter at the end of the session.

How to purchase a school-wide licence for this livestream:

The school-wide licence costs £120+VAT, providing access to this livestream for every teacher at your school. 

To buy a school-wide licence, please click "book now" button next to your chosen date below. You can then add just one set of attendee details for a "lead contact" at your school, then "add to cart" and continue to complete the checkout process to place your order. We will then contact the orderer by email to request details for all the other members of staff at your school for whom you want to provide access to the training.

If there is no date currently planned, please contact us on 01206 625 626 or email us at info@tteducation.co.uk and we will agree a date with you.

Please note that all times stated below are in British Summer Time (BST).