This course is a must for any school experiencing staff worries over the new expectations of SPaG in primary. Although we all read, write and communicate in English, SPaG can often turn educators off. Perhaps we were taught in a different way when we were in school or perhaps it is something that we have not practiced in a long time? This course is here to take out the fear and return the fun into teaching this element of the curriculum.
SPaG does not have to be boring and repetitive, nor does it have to be a bolt on to the rest of the curriculum. Although this is a topic that causes stress for examinations, SPaG needs to be recognised as a skill for life by all. The whole curriculum is living, breathing SPaG if you harness its power in your teaching. Whether you are looking to improve your subject knowledge, refresh your teaching ideas or overhaul your curriculum, this course will leave you full of ideas and excited to get to work.
How the curriculum can be harnessed to make SPaG part of everyday teaching
Understanding how information can be retained through mastery sequences
Moving away from teaching to the test while still passing the test
Big picture planning for successful outcomes
Reading for SPaG
Writing for SPaG
Communication for SPaG
Resources for SPaG
Spelling strategies and games
Word class games for information retention and creativity
The art of composition