Calendar of Events
The Literacy Year
Event
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Key Stage
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Resource Provider
Shakespeare at School

Lesson plans and teaching aids

Online cross-curricular programmes of learning based on a Shakespeare play.

The Primary Shakespeare Company logo

Free

KS2

Shakespeare Week

Event

A week-long celebration of Shakespeare's life and work with resources and events for primary schools.

Logo for Shakespeare Week

Free

KS1, KS2

Shropshire Bookfest Book Awards

Book awards

Bi-annual book awards where the winners are chosen by primary pupils in Shropshire.

Shropshire Bookfest logo

£

KS1, KS2

Sixth Form Mentors Course

Reading support

In-school training for 6th Form students to help them deliver one-to-one reading support to younger students in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire.

Literacy Volunteers logo

££

KS3, KS5

Skills Academy

Catch-up intervention

A 10-week reading intervention programme for students in Years 7 and 8 linked to acquiring football, beatbox or breakdancing skills.

National Literacy Trust logo

£

KS3

Sky Arts Access All Arts Week

Event

A fully-resourced nationwide arts week for primary schools developed in partnership with leading artists and arts organisations.

Free

KS1, KS2

Spark! School Book Awards

Book awards

Annual book awards where the winners are chosen by primary pupils in London and neighbouring regions.

£

KS1, KS2

Steps to Read

Lesson plans and teaching aids

A structured, book-based Shared Reading programme for teaching comprehension from Reception to Year 6.

Logo for Literacy Counts

£

KS1, KS2

Storytime

Newspapers, magazines and comics

A monthly illustrated story magazine for children aged five to nine.

Storytime logo

£

KS1, KS2

Summer Reading Challenge

Projects and programmes

An annual programme that encourages children aged 4-11 to read for pleasure over the summer holidays.

Free

KS1, KS2

Support Your School

School book supplier

A fundraising platform to help schools raise money to support children's literacy.

Logo for Support your school

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Take One Book

Lesson plans and teaching aids

A literature-based framework for teaching English in primary schools with teaching sequences for a curated collection of texts.

Just Imagine logo

£

KS1, KS2

Talk for Writing

CPD resource, CPD course

Training and resources for the Talk for Writing teaching approach.

talk for writing logo

£££

KS1, KS2 ...

Teachers' Reading Challenge

Projects and programmes

A summer reading challenge for teachers to encourage them to develop their repertoire of children's texts.

Teachers' reading challenge logo

Free

Adult

Tes SEN Show

Conference or Trade Show

An educational trade show featuring over 90 exhibitors and a programme of workshops and seminars for the SEN community.

logo for Tes SEN Show 2021

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

The Alligator's Mouth Award

Book awards

An annual award that celebrates highly illustrated fiction for younger readers aged 6-8.

Alligator's Mouth Award logo

Free

KS1, KS2

The Children's Bookshow

Literature Festival

An autumn tour of theatre performances and in-school workshops by children's authors, illustrators, poets and storytellers for primary schools.

Children's Bookshow logo

£

KS1, KS2

The Colourful Bookshelf

School book supplier

An online bookshop and website dedicated to promoting the work of British children's authors and illustrators of colour.

The Colourful Bookshelf logo

£

KS1, KS2 ...

The Day

Digital platforms and tools, Newspapers, magazines and comics

An online daily news service for secondary schools and colleges.

The Day logo

££

KS3, KS4 ...

The Diverse Book Awards

Book awards

Annual book awards celebrating the best inclusive fiction for children, young adults and adults.

The Diverse Book Awards logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

The Phoenix

Newspapers, magazines and comics

A weekly, high quality comic for children aged 7-14 featuring stories and non-fiction topics.

The Phoenix comic logo

£

KS1, KS2 ...

The Poetry Zone

Digital platforms and tools

A website dedicated to publishing poems by young people.

The Poetry Zone logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Event

Find resources to support your Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

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