Using Drama for Talk and Writing at KS1

16th November 2022 – 4pm to 5.30pm (UK time)


This session explains how drama can provide engaging contexts and effective strategies, to stimulate and scaffold children’s ‘thought and talk’, in ways that support them as writers at KS1. The ways in which a whole class drama can be structured, to provide reasons for writing, for different purposes and audiences, will be explained practically, and the possible roles and functions of the teacher will also be considered, e.g. teacher in (and out) of role, as model, guide, co-writer, editor, client, etc. Reference will also be made to story-mapping and active story-telling. A KS1 Drama lesson will be presented, a step at a time, with a particular focus on the talk and writing opportunities it offers.

Patrice Baldwin and Pie Corbett worked together over several years, developing ‘Drama and Talk for Writing’ at termly conferences. Teachers do not need to be using ‘Talk for Writing’ to benefit from this online course.


• A Drama Contract
• Drama Strategies booklet
• 2 KS1 Drama lessons
• The Powerpoint (as an edited PDF)
• 2 relevant published articles

Booking through National Drama direct, will be available soon.
Meanwhile, email to book onto this course.

Schools may wish to host this course themselves, on a different date. Please email to enquire.