Get Talking Strategies free when you book Primary Talk training

If you book the Primary Talk programme for your school in the next month, you will receive a free ‘Talking Strategies box set.

The Primary Talk course from I CAN is a practical and informative training programme which has been developed specifically for Primary schools and is aimed at teachers and support staff working in KS1 and 2.

Theprogramme supports staff to nurture the communication development of all children, including those with speech, language and communication needs and as such, can help schools improve pupils’ outcomes.

Primary Talk includes interactive training and resources for school staff and is available to local authorities, individual schools or clusters of schools- also for a limited time only, schools who book Primary Talk training for their staff can claim a free ‘Talking Strategies KS2 box set’ worth £49.99.

The Talking Strategies box set KS2supports spoken language in the second key stage. It provides teachers and teaching assistants with new approaches to improving communication skills in the primary classroom within different curriculum areas.

The guide explores 12 strategies for improving primary communication skills, each with a practical example of how it will work across different subjects and top tips. The guide includes, amongst others, the following strategies: learning to recognise and ask when things don’t make sense; thinking time strategies; questioning techniques; vocabulary strategies- repetition and visual methods; core and extension vocabulary; and how to model language.

Also included in the box-set are a suite of readymade resources to bring each strategy to life including:

  • Set of reminder cards covering each of the strategies
  • Classroom environment checklist
  • Photocopiable lesson plan template
  • Classroom posters to engage the pupils
  • Reminder cards for paired work
  • Visual organiser templates
  • Rating scale for pupils to show their level of understanding
  • Poster and template for developing vocabulary
  • Sentence starter cards
  • Role cards for group work

To find out more about how Primary Talk can benefit your school or to book training, please email primarytalk@ican.org.uk or contact us on 0207 843 2515. Offer ends Monday 16th February.