We give children the space to unlock their imaginations, and discover the magic of words and numbers. It’s about delivering stuff that engages everyone, from the passionate to the reluctant. We encourage creativity while delivering specific numeracy and literacy objectives in a real life context. With a huge range of workshops, which will you choose?
Grab your wellies, Year 1 are zoo keepers for the day. They will need to compare, describe and solve practical problems for: lengths (longer/shorter), weight (heavier than/lighter than), capacity (more than/less than) and time (quicker/slower).
The crew of the ship and Year 2 are lost across the Atlantic on a greedy pursuit for treasure. They will need to use mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement to make sure they get safely back to dry land.
Can Year 3 save the world? They will need to compare, add and subtract units of measurement to save the Polar icecaps.
Are Year 4 any good at cooking? I hope so! They are transported back to Roman times to cook a banquet for the Emperor. They will need to understand Roman numerals in this historical content so they can read the recipes and get the food out on time.
Pizza lovers at the ready! Year 5 are opening a brand new pizza restaurant. They will be taught that percentages, decimals and fractions are different ways of expressing proportions. This is key to making sure they get the right amount of ingredients for each pizza.
Year 6 need to work through a series of practical activities, to show their understanding of the relationship between 3D objects and their nets. This is a key skill needed to become packing designers and to design the latest Xbox packaging.
Are Year 1 brave enough to face the ‘Phonics Monsters’? They will need to read simple words by sounding out and blending the phonemes together so the monsters don’t gobble them up!
I hope Year 2 don’t get seasick! Can they help Christopher Columbus on his poetic treasure hunt for nouns? They will learn how to use expanded noun phrases to describe things they see, hear and smell at sea. Will they be able to unlock the pirate’s treasure chest?
Headline news! Year 3 have a tight deadline to publish a story. They need to interview Edward the Explorer and record the information he gives them. They mustn’t forget to proofread for spelling and punctuation errors to keep the fierce publisher happy.
Shh! Year 4 are employed by a detective agency to solve the crime of the century. They will need to use their best detective skills to learn how to expend noun phrases by adding adjectives, nouns and fronted adverbials.
An exciting letter has arrived in the post all the way from Japan for Year 5. They will have to work together to prepare a haiku for their pen pal friend. There will even be a chance to perform one of their own!
Ever thought Year 6 have the gift of the gab? See how persuasive they are in this workshop. They become advertisers for a travel company, and will need to discuss and evaluate their use of persuasive language to impact the readers of their advertorial holiday brochure.
KS3 come face to face with the Dragons. They will plan a well structured pitch for a brand new product, describing the features and benefits, explaining their marketing strategy, as well as exploring ideas for their target markets. Are they able to use their negotiating skills to persuade the Dragons to invest in them?
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