Building Vocabulary in KS1 and KS2


Pupils’ vocabulary affects their ability to communicate and to understand the world. This one-day workshop helps teachers develop their knowledge of how words work and suggests practical strategies for direct instruction. There will also be an exploration of how to foster a language-rich classroom.

100% of participating teachers said they would recommend this workshop to another school.

How long is the training?

This online training consists of two 90-minute sessions.

What will I learn?

  • Reading, vocabulary and how they work together – the research and the ‘vocabulary gap’
  • Word meaning, word knowledge and word-building – exploring new language and the three-tier model
  • Learning and loving new words – direct and indirect instruction
  • Practical strategies for teaching vocabulary
  • Reflection and further resources

What are the costs?

£1,100 for a whole-school booking to be delivered on a mutually agreed date.

For scheduled training, £140 for a single booking, with a £25 discount per booking for National Literacy Trust members. Sign up to our newsletter to be informed of upcoming scheduled training dates.

How can I arrange training?

For more information and to arrange training, please email Ruth King:

"A very enjoyable and very relevant course with super recommendations."

Training attendee, Birmingham