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Saturday Club Notting Hill

Saturday Club | Notting Hill

  • Spring Term 2018: Editing Course: Write and Revise, Saturday (St John’s Notting Hill, 10:00)

    With a focus on crucial aspects of structure, content, language, style, punctuation, spelling and grammar, this course will teach your child how to best approach written tasks with a fully-formed critical eye. It will be beneficial for any child looking to hone their writing skills and develop a suite of useful and practical authorial skills.

    Aimed at Years 4-5-6, writers analyse extracts from novels and proofread incomplete texts in order to understand how the story-telling greats captivate their readers, and how to look for mistakes in order to revise work. They then go on to apply their skills in writing their own stories, which includes coming up with original tales and self-reflecting and critiquing in order to be able to write with both accuracy and flair. Our course leader will guide and teach  how to rework and edit their writing in the most effective way.

    Learning Objectives

    1. To broaden vocabulary.
    2. To understand a wider range of literary devices.
    3. To refine their grasp of spelling, punctuation and grammar.
    4. To sharpen critical thinking and reading skills.
    5. To understand and identify literary themes in stories, and use these to inspire and inform their own writing.
    6. To accurately critique, revise and improve their own stories.

    Learning Outcomes

    At the end of the course, editors should be able to:

    1. Identify good story telling, and the specific devices writers use to achieve this.
    2. Compare the writing styles of different authors.
    3. Apply literary devices that they have seen in other texts to their own work (for example: simile, metaphor, pacing, anthropomorphisation, alliteration…)
    4. Have a keen eye for detail, spotting errors of spelling, grammar and punctuation in both their own writing and the writing of others.
    5. Effectively answer comprehensive questions on a text under timed conditions.
    6. Be confident in giving, receiving and applying aural feedback.
    7. Articulate their analysis of writing in a way which is backed up with in-text evidence and quotations. (I.e. “I empathised with the protagonist because the author included descriptive details such as ‘x’ and ‘y’, which made them feel more relatable to me”).
    • Term: Spring Term 2018
    • Age Group: Year 4-5-6
    • Duration: 10 weeks, 20 hours
    • Start / End Dates: 13 January–24 March 2018
    • Half Term Dates: 12-18 February
    • Time: 10:00-12:00
    • Venue: St John’s Notting Hill Church of England, Landsdowne Crescent, London W11 2NN
    • Notes: Copyright © 2016 by Chelsea Young Writers Ltd. All rights reserved. Reproduction or distribution in any form of all or part of the course materials is prohibited., Terms: please note that by making a booking through our site you agree that you have read, understand, and accept our Terms & Conditions and you agree to be bound by these.
    £299.00 Inc. VAT Book now
  • Spring Term 2018: 11 Plus English Exam Preparation Course, Saturday (St John’s Notting Hill, 10:00)

     

    We prepare Year 5 and Year 6 for their 11-plus English entrance examinations into secondary grammar and independent schools. Our 11-plus English exam preparation course is an intensive course on comprehension & creative writing led by highly professional and experienced educators. With feedback given not only on writing but also time-management, analytical and creative thinking skills, participants will come away from these sessions with a range of techniques to apply to learning beyond the exam itself. At the end of the course, your child will receive a written assessment from the course leader.

    • Term: Spring Term 2018
    • Age Group: Year 5 & 6. Year 4 is not admitted.
    • Duration: 8 weeks
    • Start / End Dates: 13 January – 10 March 2018
    • Half Term Dates: 12-18 February
    • Time: 10:00-12:00
    • Venue: St John’s Notting Hill Church of England, Landsdowne Crescent, London W11 2NN
    • Notes: Copyright © 2016 by Chelsea Young Writers Ltd. All rights reserved. Reproduction or distribution in any form of all or part of the course materials is prohibited., Terms: please note that by making a booking through our site you agree that you have read, understand, and accept our Terms & Conditions and you agree to be bound by these.
    £369.00 Inc. VAT Book now