Course Details Do primary children really need to know about grammar? If grammatical knowledge helps turn them into effective speakers and writers, the answer must be an emphatic ‘Yes’. The conscious manipulation of language to explore and express ideas is arguably the most important skill we can teach in school. But if learning grammar is simply a matter of workbook exercises and ‘naming of parts’, then it’s a shameful waste of valuable time. This course covers the grammatical knowledge required in the new English curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2 in ways which: Explain the terminology and concepts for teachers whose own understanding of grammar may be sketchy.Illustrate the sorts of active, aural, playful teaching methods that engage children’s interest in language and how to use it. Are ultimately aimed at turning children into effective, creative speakers and writers. This course will: Develop teachers’ confidence about teaching grammar. Provide a variety of teaching strategies, including ways of familiarising pupils with the terminology required in the new National Curriculum. Show how teaching about grammar can develop children’s competence as writers and speakers. ..