story writing with children

Today saw the end of our workshops in Friends House and it was a very fitting end to a wonderful week. I can’t tell you how much Michelle and I have enjoyed working with the children this week. Today we learnt about bees and how important they are to our eco-system. We got lots of information from The Woodland Trust 
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When we have a little spare time at the end of a workshop we like to write class poems and we just had to share this one with you because it is sooooooo good! We had spent the class writing discussing Michael Rosen’s Sun Sounds poem and decided to have fun writing a poem about Moon senses, so an acrostic 
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Even though we are nearing the end of the academic year, it is still worth starting our clubs as you can give the children the reading and writing bug for the summer holidays!   Club Name Online or in person Year Group Time Dates Do we have spaces? Good for entrance exams? Junior Writers’ Club online 3 to 6 (children 
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This article in the Guardian was shared with me by my colleague Michelle. I found myself cheering Michael Morpurgo on all the way through the article. I am sharing it here as I think it is such important reading for parents and will hopefully help you understand our approach at The Story Room. Every time a child asks me if 
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Dear Thomas, I hope you are well. We’ve written to you before – I think it was when The Last Wild first came out. I know that since then you have drawn many more maps! How fantastic!  We now have a new generation of book clubbers so I introduced The Last Wild to them, which they read and enjoyed. We 
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MARVELLOUS MIX-UPS In this workshop we will turn the traditions of Valentine’s Day upside down. Taking inspiration from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, your child will create a story about Cupid’s arrow hitting the wrong person and the marvellous mix-ups of mismatched love. We’ll focus on humour, playful dialogue and descriptive language to create a funny tale about Cupid’s capers. AGE 
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Telling Tales – Read it! Make it! Bake it!  I wanted to share this blog with you… if it was written by an adult then I would have been impressed but it is actually by a child… yes!  a young girl who attended one of our summer workshops….She was very enthusiastic about the site and I can see why … 
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Ok… so this requires a DRUM ROLL… as you all know we are proud of what all the children write at The Story Room and we all work hard on building their confidence and ability as writers. Jessica has been coming to The Story Room since she was little. She has always been an absolute pleasure to write with and 
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This Saturday we are celebrating Roald Dahl’s birthday at the Story Room with a Roald Dahl creative writing workshop   – so if you have a 7-10 year old that would like some writing fun, come to our Muswell Hill Writing Club on Saturday 15th September at 2pm. Booking in advance is advised. Location:  South Friern Library, Colney Hatch Lane, Muswell 
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