Taking Grammar to the Movies

Combining film, image & grammar #filmforlearning Manchester

Taking Grammar to the Movies - Manchester - The Studio

Thursday, Jan. 19th 2017 at 9am-3:30pm

51 Lever Street

Manchester, England

Our promise: this is not one of those courses where you sit and listen for hours. Each workshop has practical activities for you to take away and use the next day! Make sure your pencil is sharpened!


The CPD day is split into four sessions and is aimed at Primary School teachers, Literacy Coordinators and anyone interested in embedding film and film making into lessons to enhance the teaching of reading, writing and speaking.

Course outline

9:00 – 9:30 – Arrival, registration and refreshments.


9:30 – 10:45 – Meeting Writing and SPaG age-related expectations in KS1

In this session, Rob will show how film and image can be used to teach writing techniques such as portraying character emotion, building tension and creating atmosphere as well providing a wealth -of content for both fiction and non-fiction writing.

Following that, Mitch will show you how the new curriculum expectations for punctuation and grammar in Key Stage One can be creatively embedded into your literacy lessons. Best of all, you’ll have a wide range of engaging activities to deliver the very next day!


10:45 – 11:00 – Break

11:00 – 12:30 – Meeting Writing and SPaG ARE expectations in KS2

In this session, Rob will show how film and image can be used to teach writing techniques such as portraying character emotion, building tension and creating atmosphere as well providing a wealth -of content for both fiction and non-fiction writing.

Following that, Mitch will show you how the new curriculum expectations for punctuation and grammar in Key Stage Two can be creatively embedded into your literacy lessons. Best of all, you’ll have a wide range of engaging activities to deliver the very next day!


12:30 – 1:00 – Lunch


1:00 – 1:30 – Why so tense?

Bonnie Tyler, One Direction and the cast of Pitch Perfect can all work collectively to alleviate your tension. Discover how the use of song and rhyme can have your pupils recognising the difference between the past progressive, present progressive, past simple, present simple, past perfect, present perfect and future tenses.


1:30 – 3:00 – Film story scaffolds

Films tell a story: in this session Rob will demonstrate how the stories told in films can be used as scaffolds to help students create their own narratives. Rob will explain how films can be broken down into scenes and shots and what role each of these has within the narrative.

Following that, Mitch will explore how writing tasks can be differentiated to support lower ability pupils whilst also stretching the high flyers!

£149 per ticket or 2 tickets for £250