"I believe I have seen a genuine correlation between children involved in the ARTiculate workshops and target children making Age Related Expectation (ARE)...Every child benefited with progress, clearly evident in their school books."
Simon, Y4 Teacher, Leeds

"Raised pupil's writing by at least 1 sub-level - developed their ability to apply knowledge. Hopefully we will see ARTiculate in our school again!"
Andrew Howdle, Literacy Coordinator

"Very inspirational and creative - lots of new ideas to improve writing and unlock children's imaginations."
Nadia, Year 4 teacher


Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Teacher Training @ Leeds Lantern Trust

Creative Literacy Workshop: The DIY Writer
Friday 13th February 2015

A satisfying and engaging morning with teachers from local primary schools talking through the processes that support children’s development in writing. The group got to grips with talk as a basis for writing, explored their artistic response to a book and saw how model texts can help children shape their own compositions.

Thank you to all who took part for your enthusiasm, positive child-centred attitude and for making it such a fun morning!

I am delighted the staff found it useful and gave some great feedback:

“[The session gave me] lots of ideas I can take home and implement next term.”
Michelle, Teacher

“I will be changing my practise so the provision for children is better.”
Bryan, Teacher

“Lots of ideas about how to use picture books and ways of breaking down modeled writing.”
Calum, Teacher Y3

“Inspiring ideas.”
Ali, Teaching Assistant

“Very inspirational and creative – lots of new ideas to improve writing and unlock children’s imaginations.”
Nadia, Teacher Y4

“[I took away] a good understanding of how to support writing within my class.”
Jess, Teacher


And take a look at their artwork based on The Island by Armin Greder. Who knew!? 



































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