Thank you to everyone who sent their children to our workshops this summer. Wow! What wonderful stories and poems were shared on zoom and in the classroom. It was great to see so many new children (and from far flung places across the globe) and our lovely regulars. We will be back with more events in the October half-term and would love to see you all again… but for now, why not try our term-time workshops? Wishing you all a happy return to school in September.
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WEEK ONE: 19th July to 23rd July
BOOK WEEK (ONLINE)
This week we promote our love of reading by looking at a different book every day – we will discuss the story and the characters and read extracts from it. The children’s creativity will then be set free to write their very own stories and poetry. We hope all the children will go away wanting to read and write for pleasure.
9.30am to 11.30am for 7 to 10 year olds – (max. 6 children in a group. All children are grouped according to age.) WEEK ONE ONLY
THESE SESSIONS ARE FOR CHILDREN IN YEARS 3 TO 6 ONLY.
WEEK TWO: 26th July to 30th July
LAUGH OUT LOUD WEEK (ONLINE)
School’s out for summer! Let’s rip up the rule books and have a week of super, fantastic fun. From Ted Hughes to Frank Cottrell Boyce to Roald Dahl, we will look at poetry and fiction that have had children rolling round with laughter for many years.
Let’s laugh out loud, gasp at wondrous use of language and then sprinkle some of the funny dust on our pages to begin writing our own amusing poetry.
WEEK THREE: 2nd August to 6th August
IT’S A WONDERFUL WORLD (ONLINE)
Inspired by Louis Armstrongs’ lyrics :
Red roses too
I see them bloom
For me and you
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world
We will spend time marvelling at the world around us. Whether it be through poetry or a summer adventure story we will express our wonder at the world around us.
.WEEK FOUR: 9th to 13th August
LUCKY DIP (ONLINE)
This week we will choose from of our favourite workshops from 2021. We have so many wonderful workshops to choose from but will put the ones worked magic on the children. No child will repeat a workshop they have previously done.
TIMES WEEK TWO, THREE AND FOUR (ONLINE)
9.30am to 11.00am for 5 to 7 year olds – (max. 4 children in a group. All children are grouped according to age)
THESE SESSIONS ARE FOR CHILDREN IN CURRENT YEAR GROUP 1, 2 AND 3 ONLY.
11.30am to 1.30pm for 7 to 11 year olds – (max. 6 children in a group. All children are grouped according to age)
THESE SESSIONS ARE FOR CHILDREN IN CURRENT YEAR GROUP 3, 4, 5, 6 AND 7 ONLY.
These ONLINE workshops focus on vocabulary and writing skills for children who are sitting their 11-plus entrance exams in September 2021 and January 2022. Each child will have a piece of work marked and returned after the workshop. This needs to be sent via email – full instructions will be given.
OUR 11-PLUS WORKSHOPS (ONLINE ONLY)
In each of these workshops we will look at the skills needed to maximise marks in a timed, exam setting. We will look at simple and effective ways to structure our work and work to time.
Tuesday 20th July – Writing a diary entry 9.30am to 11.00am FULLY BOOKED
Thursday 22nd July – Continue the Story 9.30am to 11.00am
Tuesday 27th July – Write about a picture 9.30am to 11.00am FULLY BOOKED
Thurs 29th July – Continue the Story 9.30am to 11.00am FULLY BOOKED
Tuesday 10th August – Writing in response to a title 9.30am to 11.00am FULLY BOOKED
Thursday 12th August – Continue the Story 9.30am to 11.00am FULLY BOOKED