Taking Grammar to the Movies

Combining film, image & grammar #filmforlearning Manchester

Taking Grammar to the Movies - Manchester - The Studio

Thursday, Jan. 19th, 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.

Travelling to The Studio, Manchester

Address 51 Lever Street M1 1FN.


By Foot

Walking from Piccadilly Station – 10 minutes

On leaving Piccadilly Station via ‘Piccadilly’ exit, turn right, walking down the ramp towards the City centre and Piccadilly Gardens. Follow the path until you see Tesco Express on your left hand side. Cross over Newton Street and take the next turning on the right into Lever Street, continue along crossing Back Piccadilly, Dale Street, Stevenson Square and Faraday Street, thestudio is located on your left at 51 The Hive.

Walking from NCP Northern Quarter car park – 3 minutes

To walk to the studio from this car park, leave via the Tib Street exit, turn left and cross into Hilton Street, follow Hilton Street which crosses Oldham Street, then Spear Street becoming Stevenson Square. At Stevenson Square turn left onto Lever Street, thestudio at the Hive is located on your left opposite Griffin House. Our entrance is at number 51 The Hive (the 3rd entrance on the left)


By Train


There are two main line stations within walking distance of thestudio, Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria. Train times and fares can be found here.

By tram

Our closest tram stop is Piccadilly Gardens.




From Great Ancoats Street

From the Inner Ring Road (Great Ancoats Street) turn into Newton Street, take the 5th Right onto Hilton Street which becomes Stevenson Square. Turn right onto Lever Street. thestudio is located on your left after approximately 50 metres. Our entrance is at number 51 The Hive (the 3rd entrance on the left)


By Car

Parking

Our nearest car park is NCP Northern Quarter; the postcode for this is M4 1LX.


There is no onsite parking at the Hive.


To obtain discounted parking at the NCP car park simply ask for an NCP validation ticket at thestudio reception. When you are ready to exit the car park, simply insert your original parking ticket into the payment machines along with the validation ticket to activate the discount. The maximum day rate will be then be reduced to £6.


Catering:

Please let me know, if you haven't already about any dietary requirements.


Payment:

We will be sending invoices out to you and your school sometime this week. Payment isn't required before the event however we would prefer it within 14 days of the event.


What to bring:

Note making materials and a smile!


iPads/Laptops are not necessary but some delegates do like to look up films/resources as they are mentioned.


We look forward to seeing you on the day.


Any problems before the event please email rob@literacyshed.com


If there are any problems on the day you can get hold of Rob on 07841682245



We look forward to seeing you there.


Rob and Mitch

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!