‘Patrice uses drama conventions to create opportunities for pupils to secure their learning in new and deeper ways. Her course opened doors for colleagues which they would not have believed possible. In everything she does, she walks delegates through the materials, and discusses the impact this has on children’s learning.’
Mary Myatt, School Inspector and Team Leader (Inspection)
8.11.2016 – Drama Strategies in Primary English: Inspiring meaningful writing
VENUE: The Wroxham School, Potters Bar, Herts
Well-structured use of drama techniques can inspire and motivate children, thereby building meaningful writing opportunities. Patrice Baldwin, International Drama Educator, will offer a variety of simple yet powerful techniques that can be used to scaffold and develop different types of children’s ‘thought and talk’. Her approach is proven to stimulate, prepare and support children to succeed at different types of writing. Patrice will show how drama can be used in primary classrooms to support critical and creative thinking. She will illustrate ways to structure dialogue, debate, discussion, presentation and performance, as well as inspire associated writing in highly engaging, imagined contexts.
Patrice will work through three units of her ‘Drama for Writing’ work, offering a progression from KS1 through lower to upper KS2. Planned writing opportunities within ‘whole class drama’ contexts will be highlighted. Resources used will include a story maps, picture books and narrative poetry.
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TITLE: Drama Strategies for English Teaching- Which, when, when and how?
VENUE: Cambridge University Primary School
All primary teachers of English would benefit from being able to use a range of drama strategies effectively and confidently, as part of their teaching repertoire.
Drama strategies provide a way of structuring learning, that is engaging and inclusive for children. Drama stimulates different types of thinking and talk. It can also be used to explore, comprehend and create different types of texts, e.g. poetry, fiction, non-fiction.
Children are drawn in by the personal, social and emotional aspects of drama. They enjoy and benefit from working creatively, collaboratively and co-operatively together.
This course will:
- Enable participants to experience and evaluate 3 primary ‘Drama for English’ lessons, ( KS1, lower and upper KS2)
- Broaden and deepen participants’ knowledge and practical understanding of a range of effective drama strategies
- Help participants use drama strategies with different text types
- Exemplify how Drama can support and improve children as writers
- Provide a Drama Strategies booklet and KS1 and KS2 published units of work
TITLE: Drama for Thought, Talk and Writing
VENUE: Lionwood Junior School, Norwich
Primary teachers benefit from having drama strategies, as part of their teaching repertoire. Drama strategies are structures that can be used to purposefully scaffold different types of thinking and inter-thinking in lessons.
Children are stimulated by drama and enjoy participating in it together. The drama provides structured thinking and talking opportunities, as well as generating content and providing a context for purposeful writing.
This course will:
• Enable participants to experience and evaluate primary drama lessons, suitable for KS1 and KS2 classes
• Broaden and deepen participants’ knowledge and practical understanding of drama strategies as ‘thought and talk’ frames
• Help participants make clear links between the selection of different drama strategies, linked directly to different types of writing
• Provide a Drama Strategies booklet and KS1 and KS2 published units of work
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