The first ‘Teaching Grammar at Key Stage 2’ workshop was held on Tuesday 26th March. The workshop was run by Dr Urszula Clark who is a Reader in English at Aston University. She also has many years’ experience in teaching English grammar.
The aim of this event was to help Primary school teachers prepare their pupils for the Key Stage 2 Grammar test that will be taken by year 6 pupils across the country in May. Through practical, group-based exercises, attendees gained a grounding in modern approaches to the study of grammar.
Delegates from five different schools in the West Midlands braved the sub-zero temperatures to attend the workshop. One teacher said, ‘Fantastic CPD – thank you! The session really stretched me. I learnt a lot!’ Another teacher commented on how the session was adapted to individual needs and that the level of subject knowledge was great, ‘It gave me the confidence to ask my own questions and confirm my own understanding.’
Many thanks go to Dr Urszula Clark for making this workshop such a great success.
If you are interested in attending this workshop, there will be a repeat session on Thursday 18th April. For more information and to register, go to www.aston.ac.uk/teaching-grammar-workshop.
We look forward to seeing you there!