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Let’s Talk Grammar

Grammar for writing in the new curriculum

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 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 National Curriculum.
Show how teaching about grammar can develop children’s competence as writers and speakers...
Course Date Thu 28 Sep
Duration 10:00 - 15:30
Location Wakefield
Venue Address YPO, 41 Industrial Park, Wakefield, WF2 0XE
Target Audience Primary teachers, literacy coordinators and senior managers in primary schools.
Lunch 12:30 - 13:15
Price £129
Voucher Value £100

Course Tutor

Sue is a former primary headteacher, independent writer, presenter and consultant on primary education, notably literacy and voted among the 20 most influential figures by the London Evening Standard in 2009.

Sue has written over 200 books, TV programmes and software packages on the subject of literacy and has acted as an independent consultant to the DfES, National Literacy Trust, Basic Skills Agency and the BBC.