"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


Monday, 21 September 2015

ARTiculate Bulletin wc 21.9.15

This week's bulletin features creative ideas for In The Attic by Hiawyn Oram and Satoshi Kitamura. It is a real gem and the perfect basis for a whole class literacy and art project. If you try any of the ideas I'd love to see the work your children produce.

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In The Attic by Hiawyn Oram & Satoshi Kitamura
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The boy has a million toys and is bored. So, he takes himself off up the ladder to the attic and finds a hidden universe that is full of unexpected creatures, doors to new worlds and a wealth of imaginative possibility. Funnily enough, his house does not have an attic. But maybe you just haven't found the ladder yet.

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In brief: Have you tried?
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Ideas for talking and thinking: Demonstrate the power of imagination with nothing but a box of paperclips and maybe even show that Reception are cleverer than the headteacher in the process.

Ideas for writing: Create a series of very simple pieces of writing that can be pieced together to form a new story. This draws on Japanese traditional story-telling methods.

Ideas for art: Have children illustrating a Japanese paper theatre scene-show that they can present to the whole school!    

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Book a FREE taster workshop for your school
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This half term I am offering FREE creative literacy taster workshops to primary schools in Leeds. If you want to get a slot for your school, email articulateeducation@gmail.com (or click here) and send me your details. Places are limited so please get in quick!

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Bulletin: subscribe and follow
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Enjoy!

Stefan