Calendar of Events
The Literacy Year
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National Non-Fiction November

Event

An annual celebration of the role of non-fiction as part of children's reading experience.

National Non-Fiction November logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

National Poetry Centre for Primary Schools

Lesson plans and teaching aids, Booklists and book reviews, CPD resource

An extensive bank of poems, poet videos and other resources to support the teaching of poetry in primary schools.

CLPE logo

Free

KS1, KS2

National Poetry Day

Event

National Poetry Day is a nationwide celebration of poetry designed to encourage everyone to discover, enjoy and share poetry.

National Poetry Day 2021 logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

National Reading Champions Quiz

Competition

A national competition that tests and celebrates readers' book knowledge. For pupils aged 10-14.

National Literacy Trust logo

£

KS2, KS3

National Share-a-Story Month

Event

An annual celebration of the power of storytelling and story sharing.

Logo for National Share a Story Month

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

National Storytelling Week

Event

National Storytelling Week is an annual celebration of the art of storytelling that takes place in the Spring term.

Society for Storytelling logo

£

KS1, KS2 ...

National Writing Day

Event

National Writing Day is an annual event that celebrates the pleasures of creative writing.

National Writing Day 2021 logo

Free

KS2, KS3 ...

Nessy Reading & Spelling

Digital platforms and tools

Award-winning online literacy program for children aged 6-11.

£

KS1, KS2

NewsWise

Lesson plans and teaching aids, CPD course

A free, cross-curricular news literacy project for KS2 pupils developed by The Guardian Foundation, the National Literacy Trust and the PSHE Association.

News Wise logo

Free

KS2

No Outsiders

Lesson plans and teaching aids, CPD resource

Set up by Andrew Moffat MBE, the No Outsiders website provides resources to help teachers promote respect for diversity in their schools.

No Outsiders logo

Free

KS1, KS2

Norfolk Children's Book Centre

School book supplier

Independent bookshop specialising in books for children and teachers.

Norfolk Children's Book Centre logo

£

KS1, KS2 ...

OU Reading for Pleasure Conference

Conference or Trade Show

A one-day conference exploring what it means to be a Reading Teacher and their role in creating engaged communities of young readers.

OURfP logo

£

KS1, KS2 ...

OU/UKLA Teachers' Reading Groups

CPD course

Local groups of teachers and literacy practitioners that meet to discuss Reading for Pleasure pedagogy and practice.

OURfP logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Parent Helper Training

Reading support

Training course for groups of school volunteers to help them deliver successful reading support to primary school pupils in Berkshire.

ABC to read logo

££

KS1, KS2

Parent Volunteers Course

Reading support

Training for parent reading volunteers in primary schools in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire.

Literacy Volunteers logo

££

KS1, KS2

PENpal

Lesson plans and teaching aids, Books, ebooks and audiobooks

Award-winning talking pen that plays multilingual audio files and allows users to make their own audio recordings.

£

KS1, KS2 ...

Peters

School book supplier

Specialist school book supplier for EYFS, Primary and Secondary schools.

Peters logo

£

KS1, KS2 ...

Poetry by Heart Competition

Competition

A poetry recitation competition open to pupils in KS2 through to KS5 in schools and colleges in England.

Poetry by Heart logo

Free

KS2, KS3 ...

Poetry by Heart Website

Digital platforms and tools

An online bank of poems that have been selected for their impact when they are heard aloud.

Poetry by Heart logo

Free

KS2, KS3 ...

Poetry Class

Lesson plans and teaching aids

A bank of over 100 poetry lesson plans and teaching resources for all Key Stages.

Poetry Society logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Poetry Together

Projects and programmes

Pupils in schools and care home residents come together to learn and recite poetry.

Poetry Together logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Poets in Schools

Author events

A service that helps schools find poets to deliver bespoke in-school visits and workshops.

Poetry Society logo

£

KS1, KS2 ...

Potential Plus UK CPD Workshops

CPD course

Online workshops to support teachers working with high learning potential pupils.

Potential Plus UK logo

£

KS1, KS2 ...

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