I aim to make my KS1 workshops captivating, all-inclusive, inspiring and fun!
“Ross attended our ‘Words for Children’ event this year and immediately engaged the children. A Year One boy who has struggled to write this year announced to his mum that evening that he was going to be an author! He began his book as soon as he got in from school…”
Jill Nixon, Headteacher
JUNKYARD CREATIONS WITH “SPACE TORTOISE”!
In SPACE TORTOISE, a lonely tortoise tries to reach the stars using the items he finds in the bin – everything from a spacesuit to a hot air balloon. In this workshop, we think about other items that the tortoise could have made from discarded objects in the park: a hangglider from newspaper and dental floss? A car made from burger boxes, with onion ring wheels? The only limit is your imagination!
“Ross was brilliant at involving the children’s thoughts and ideas. His follow up workshop produced some brilliant models connected to the story. The children had a fantastic time and created some super, imaginative designs!”
Mrs Blakey, Reception teacher, King Edwards Pre-Prep
Suitable as a workshop for Years 1 to 2 – max 35 children per session
BUILD WITH “THE BUILDING BOY”!
Inspired by the story, each child designs their very own unique character from different objects – anything from vehicles to vegetables! As well as labelling each part, children are encouraged to include adjectives or even alliteration in their designs, stretching their imaginations and vocabulary.
“Absolutely brilliant! The children were so engaged and were desperate to create their own characters. Ross delivered the session perfectly for our Year 1 children and had them hooked from the start. He captured their attention and fired-up their imagination. A great workshop!” Mr Boydell, Year 1 teacher, King Edwards Pre-Prep
Suitable as a workshop for Years 1 and 2 – max 35 children per session
WE ARE ALL WRITERS!
“Inspirational! My class couldn’t wait to start their own writing. They had plenty of ideas to put down on paper and I didn’t have one child who didn’t want to get started! Ross structured the session perfectly and even matched it to our topic. It has also given me lots of ideas for the teaching of creative writing. An invaluable experience.” Liz Richards, Year 2 Teacher, King Edwards Pre-Prep
Suitable as a talk or workshop for Years 1 and 2 – max 35 children per session.
WHO, WHAT, WHY, WEREWOLF?
In THE FINNEY ISLAND FILES, Ash works out that his parents have been turned into robots by studying their strange behaviour. They now wear futuristic jumpsuits, speak without emotion, and they’ve even stopped blinking! In this workshop, we think about what else his parents could have been turned into – Werewolves? Aliens? Mermaids? – and think about how we could give the reader clues by showing rather than telling. A masterclass in how to write between the lines!