Although we literally come to your school for the workshops, the concept of 'learning outside the classroom' is a key part of the creative curriculum, and at Blitz school we are well aware of the advantages of this teaching method in bringing history alive for children. All our workshops are fun, interactive and are designed to the meet the full range of pupil learning styles. Each workshop also covers the following cross curricular national curriculum objectives (click the links to go to a matching FREE teaching resource.
Speaking (warden report task)
1. To speak with confidence in a range of contexts, adapting their speech for a range of purposes and audiences, pupils should be taught to:
d. show clear shape and organisation with an introduction and an ending
e. speak audibly and clearly, using spoken standard English in formal contexts
Listening (historical enquiry task)
2. To listen, understand and respond appropriately to others, pupils should be taught to:
b. ask relevant questions to clarify, extend and follow up ideas
Group discuss and interaction (historical enquiry task)
3. To talk effectively as members of a group, pupils should be taught to:
Drama (blitz drama task)
4. To participate in a wide range of drama activities and to evaluate their own and others' contributions, pupils should be taught to:
a. create, adapt and sustain different roles, individually and in groups; b. use character, action and narrative to convey story, themes, emotions, ideas in plays they devise and script; c. use dramatic techniques to explore characters and issues [for example, hot seating, flashback]; d. evaluate how they and others have contributed to the overall effectiveness of performances.
Reading for information ('documents' part of artefact enquiry task, using information texts)
3. Pupils should be taught to:
a. scan texts to find information; b. skim for gist and overall impression; c. obtain specific information through detailed reading; d. draw on different features of texts, including print, sound and image, to obtain meaning
Composition (Warden report task)
1.Pupils should be taught to:
c. use language and style that are appropriate to the reader; d. use and adapt the features of a form of writing, drawing on their reading; e. use features of layout, presentation and organisation effectively.