Online Greater Depth Writing Workshops

Year 3 – 27 April 2022 – 9:15 am to 12:15 pm (three places remaining as of 4/4/22)

Year 4 – 4 May 2022 – 9:15 am to 12:15 pm – Sold out

Year 4 – 11 May 2022 – 9:15 am to 12:15 pm – Additional date

Year 5 – 5 May 2022 – 9:15 am to 12:15 pm – Sold out

Year 5 – Additional date – 25 May 2022 – 9:15 am to 12:15 pm (four places remaining)

Year 6 – 18 May 2022 – 9:15 am to 12:15 pm (Sold out! Additional date below)

Year 6 – (Additional date) 19 May 2022 – 9:15 am to 12:15 pm ( Possibly sold out – awaiting confirmation – but there might be the opportunity for one more school )

Cost: £60 per workshop per school

Previously: The best part of the day was…

Having the children with us because they were amazing. The work they produced was truly stunning.

I loved all of it because it was well paced and built up to a final piece.

Practical  – excellent with the children actually being here to do the tasks – very good ideas.

I delivered several of these workshops prior to lockdown with schools visiting a central venue. I am now proposing to deliver these online as this will be safer, cut out travel and will allow schools to have more than six in their groups as space will not be limited.

How it will work

Before the session – teachers will identify a space where they will have access to a Zoom enabled computer, screen and speakers. They will Identify the children who will be in the group. I will send a Zoom link and resources via email to the named teacher. It is important that a teacher is with the children and not support staff as it is teachers who stand to gain the most professionally from the sessions.

During the session

I will structure and lead the workshop and the teacher will work with their children in school.

Year 3 and Year 4 Workshops

Children will produce four pieces of writing: prediction – poetry – non-fiction and fiction. Year 3 work will be based upon a wordless picture book and Year 4 a short story. The sessions will end with a short performance.

Year 5 and Year 6 Workshops

Prediction starter which will lead to a short piece of writing

Prediction starter discussion

The reveal of the text

The read aloud of the text – modelled by me and then sections allocated to children by the teacher

Vocabulary activity

Identifying unknown vocabulary

Summarising – What is happening in my part of the text?

Modelling of how to turn the text into the childrens own prose

Introduction to relay writing 

Drafting using Quickwrite

More sentence level input


Final Edit – cohesion; punctuation and grammar and composition and effect

Publishing, rehearsing and performing 

Organising the poem into paragraphs

Turning poetry into prose

A sample outcome from The Highwayman from a Y5 workshop – Cullingworth Primary School

To book – please email with the following information:


Year group workshop:

Contact name of teacher and email address for pre-course communication:

Email address for invoice:

Applications are welcome from mixed age classes. Please just state which workshop you would like to attend.