KS1 GRAMMAR, PUNCTUATION AND SPELLING (Updated for 2017)
DateWed, 25th January, 2017
Time9:30 am - 3:30 pm
LocationSt William’s Primary School, William’s Loke, Norwich
Refresh and update your knowledge with this non-nonsense course which is designed to secure your understanding of grammar, punctuation and spelling at Key Stage 1 at the same time as modelling active, hands-on and enjoyable activities for children. There’s a lot to take away, too, by way of free resources.
Session 1 – Terminology
• Word classes – nouns, verbs, etc
• The new word classes – determiners and conjunctions
• Ideas for introducing word classes to children
• Word grammar Year 1 – spaces between words, singular and plural, capitalisation, prefixes and suffixes, compound words
Session 2 – Sentence grammar
• Hard stuff made easy – clauses, co-ordination, subordination, expanded noun phrases and KS1 tenses explained
• Improving expression – how to help children to become more confident in the way they express themselves
Session 3 – Punctuation
• How to secure sentence demarcation
• Distinguishing between grammar and punctuation problems
• Commas in lists
• Active strategies for teaching punctuation
• How to mark for punctuation
Session 4 – Spelling
• How to learn spellings
• How to teach spelling rules
• How to teach homophones
• The homophones in the NC guidance
• Contractions and singular possessives
Session 5 – Takeways
• Free Year 1 SPAG pre-test
• Free year 2 SPAG pre-test
• Free Year 1 ‘in a nutshell’ rules
• Free Year 2 ‘in a nutshell’ rules
• Free access via email to all the classroom resources modelled
£160 for 1 place, £300 for 2 places
Course name:KS1 GRAMMAR, PUNCTUATION AND SPELLING (Updated for 2017)
Date:Wed, 25th January, 2017
Time:9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location:St William’s Primary School, William’s Loke, Norwich
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Recently retired Chief Adviser on School Standards, Department for Education
Sue has been Chief Adviser on School Standards at the DfE for seven years and led the government’s work on pedagogy, deprivation, disadvantaged groups, the core subjects, assessment, accountability and school improvement.
Sue has worked at every level of the education system as a teacher, trainer, inspector and director of the last government’s National Strategies.
Sue is also well known for her classroom publications for spelling, grammar, reading, English literature, literary theory, writing and special needs. The TES describes Sue as a mix of “inspirational delivery combined with common sense practicality.