Moodle+ Preview Resources

In Moodle+ you will find a variety of resources created by the HIAS English team to support the improvement of teaching and learning in all areas of English - Primary and Secondary.  Our intention is to offer resources that support schools to continually improve outcomes for learners; complement and challenge current practice; provoke review of pedagogical thinking in the teaching of English, as well as providing resources that can be used directly in the classroom.  All training materials and classroom resources should be adopted and adapted to meet the needs of individual schools and cohorts.  Overview descriptions at the front of documents should be utilised to understand how to effectively run training or introduce new initiatives based on the resources.  

Our intention is to develop and grow resources over time - reflecting the needs and requests of teachers and leaders.  We currently have new sections to support teachers in the return to school during and after COVID-19 lockdown.

In Moodle+ Preview we have given some 'taster' resources - further examples of what can be found in Moodle+.  We hope you find this useful in understanding the quality of resources we offer.

Resources include:

  • Exemplar learning journeys for different texts across the age ranges for writing and reading
  • PowerPoint slides and guidance documents to support staff meeting CPD or SLT decision making
  • A wealth of resources to support task design in the classroom in reading, writing, spelling, phonics, etc
  • Detailed toolkits for areas such as editing, common exception words and phonics 

Please click on the hyperlinks below to view the documents:


Step Up to Catch Up Curriculum -  the Year 2-3 example (Years 1-6 are available in Moodle+)

These documents are intended to support teachers in planning for the autumn term, when children return to school after the unprecedented circumstances of COVID-19.  Pedagogy is explored through 12 week models that can be adopted and adapted to suit the needs of individual cohorts and schools.  Suggested texts, writing outcomes and a merger of national curriculum statements from the previous year are explained.

COVID-19 Year 6 summer term example English plan - Some Writer

These documents set out sequences of learning based on a rich texts suitable for Y6 transition and are designed to develop fluency in those skills identified as key for transition to secondary school.  Further examples are available in Moodle+.

This taster represents an example writing unit the follows the HIAS learning journey approach.  Many are available on Moodle+ and example units grow over time from a range of text drivers across KS1 and KS2.


Secondary English text driver spreadsheet (taster)

  • A sample from the growing database of modern novels with potential for teaching at KS3
  • Details of themes and stylistic features within each novel
  • Suggestions for parallel texts to enrich each learning journey

Reading journals guidance for secondary schools (taster)

The full document includes:

  • Reading journal overview
  • Example outcomes
  • Guided reading practice
  • Importance of talk

GCSE Puncture Repair Kit (taster)

Ideas for what to do when a pupil hits a bump in the road

Last modified: Thursday, 30 July 2020, 12:33 PM