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Talk for Writing Courses

Talk for Grammar

Course Overview:
Talk for Writing has been the most successful whole school initiative we have undertaken at Warren Road. Standards have risen in all year groups, especially in areas of ‘Greater Depth’, where written outcomes are of an extremely high attainment. In addition, writing for pleasure has become a feature of the school, with children making the most of opportunities both in and out of lessons, as well as at home, to develop their key skills and their creativity. Visitors to the school will find themselves immersed in lessons where vocabulary is championed and celebrated; grammar, punctuation and spelling is contextualised and used with confidence; and content is rich and engaging.

Course Content:

  • Grammatical skills and knowledge (including all the tricky bits!)
  • Fun, engaging, daily activities for word and sentence work.
  • The importance of imitation.
  • The progression of grammar from EYFS through to Y6.
  • How to explore and contextualise grammar through shared reading and writing.
  • Reading as a writer – creating writers’ toolkits.

About Jamie Thomas:
As well as being an accredited Talk for Writing Trainer, Jamie is Head of Warren Teaching School Alliance and Deputy Head & Head of Literacy at Warren Road Primary School. As a self-proclaimed ‘Talk for Writing’ and grammar nut, he is passionate about instilling a love of English in people of all ages and thrives on raising standards through inspirational training and development.

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Course Details

Jamie Thomas

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Warren Road Primary School, Warren Road, Orpington, Kent, BR6 6JF

Course Cost:
£150 (including lunch and refreshments)

Course Takeway

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