Guided Reading in Reception

Impacting on Progress

Date Venue Places Price
Tue 30 Apr 2019 9.00am - 12.00pm
Tue 18 Jun 2019 9.00am - 12.00pm
Barlow Hall Primary School

Barlow Hall Primary School

Darley Avenue, Chorlton, Manchester, Greater Manchester M21 7JG

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9 places available £180.00



We are delighted to introduce support specifically focusing on Guided Reading in Reception. We developed the sessions:

  • in response to popular demand for quality support in improving teaching and learning in Guided Reading in Reception
  • to give a deepened understanding about how young children learn to read
  • to discuss our experiences of implementation and the influence of principles of Reading Recovery on teaching and learning during Guided Reading that have impacted on progress 

Trainees attend two half-day sessions. 

"This was an extremely well-planned, informative sesion. It was very useful and I thoroughly enjoyed it."

Reception teacher, Manchester 

"There has been a huge impact already on reading and this is coming through in writing. Thank you so much!"

Headteacher, Manchester 


What you will learn

The sessions include:

  • Observation of a live Guided Reading lesson (including independent activities) in the Reception classroom
  • Introduction of the teaching of concepts about print and early book-handling skills
  • Concepts about print assessment for learning
  • Focused support on establishing consistent lesson structure
  • Q&A session with class teacher
  • Gap task based on lesson structure and concepts about print with follow-up discussion
  • A closer look at children's reading behaviours and teaching decisions that impact on progress through observation of a Reading Recovery lesson, making links with Reading Recovery and Guided Reading

Who is it for?

Reception teachers and TAs, EYFS Leaders/co-ordinators, NQTs, Literacy Leads, Senior Leadership Teams, Headteachers.


About your course leader

Fiona Botterill

Fiona Botterill is a Teacher Leader for Reading Recovery. Her specialism is in designing bespoke school improvement packages for all aspects of literacy. Fiona can train new Reading Recovery teachers and provide continuing professional programmes for existing Reading Recovery teachers so that they can maintain their licence for Reading Recovery.



I really liked the discussion on structure of the lesson and then seeing ideas in practice during the lesson.
Nothing like seeing it live! Best kind of training!
As an NQT teacher with no prior training on how to facilitate Guided Reading, I found the session extremely useful. I have realised the importance of walking through the book and I realised that facilitating interactive Guided Reading with the children helps to engage them.

NQT Teacher