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Bring the school trip into your classroom with these Online English Workshops. Each provides a fun, engaging platform to help you bring your learning to life.

Suitable for all Key Stages, these Online English Workshops explore a range of topics from storytelling and play analysis to poetry and creative writing.

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Bank of England Museum’s Money and the Bank of England Presentation Workshop

This Powerpoint presentation supports students’ understanding of English, maths, history and citizenship. It is suitable for cross-curricular learning such as personal, social health and economic (PSHE) lessons.

The talk will cover the following topics:

what banks do and what the Bank of England does
money – coins and banknotes
how to spot fake money
different payment methods, and
jobs in the financial sector and at the Bank of England

Suitable for: KS2

Subjects: Citizenship, English, History, Maths

Find out more about Bank of England Museum’s Money and the Bank of England Presentation Workshop.

Chawton House’s Talks

Chawton House’s core talks focus on some of the most exciting areas of their collections, and can be tailored for different educational levels.

They can offer talks onsite for smaller groups all year round, and for larger groups during low season (Nov-Easter). Alternatively, they can provide online talks or they can come to you in person.

The talks they offer:
– Jane Austen’s Library
– Gothic Literature by Women
– The Polite Academy: an introduction to the Regency Period
– Love through the Ages
– Curating an Exhibition

Suitable for: KS3, KS4, KS5, Higher

Subjects: English, History

Find out more about Chawton House’s Talks.

Les Enfants Terribles’ Found Puppetry Online Workshop

Build, create and animate with Les Enfant’s Terribles’ Found Puppetry workshop.

Working with recycled household materials, Les Enfants Terribles’ experienced puppetry practitioner will excite and entertain your students while teaching them the foundations of design, animation and puppet manipulation.

Easily sourced objects will be brought to life to help spark the creativity and playfulness students desire from drama lessons.

Suitable for: KS3, KS4, KS5

Subjects: Art & Design, Drama, English

Find out more about Les Enfants Terribles’ Found Puppetry Online Workshop.

Les Enfants Terribles’ School Plays & Set Texts Online Workshop

Are you staging a Les Enfants Terribles production or using one of Les Enfants Terribles’ plays as your text set?

This bespoke, personalised workshop will help develop your students’ understanding and provide an exploration into Les Enfants Terribles’ style and techniques.

They’ll unpack the play and characters through practical exercises and be there to answer their (and your) questions along the way.

Suitable for: KS3, KS4, KS5, Higher

Subjects: Drama, English

Find out more about Les Enfants Terribles’ School Plays & Set Texts Online Workshop.

The Golden Hinde’s Virtual Voyage (KS1)

Join The Golden Hinde for a Virtual Voyage and discover a world of prolific pirates.

Using multimedia and live activities, The Golden Hinde’s highly interactive workshop explores a history of pirates in your classroom, from the earliest known pirates, through to the Golden Age and up to the 21st century. Their educators will help your class deepen their historical knowledge and understanding, encouraging them to respond critically and creatively.

 

The KS1 Virtual Voyage is split into three parts:

  • Pre-session activity: Explore ‘The Pirates Interactive Map’ with the option for students to create their own pirate.
  • Virtual Classroom: Join two Golden Hinde educators on Zoom for a 1hr interactive workshop which looks at life on board an Elizabethan pirate ship and examines the reasons behind popular pirate mythology.
  • Post-session activity: Use the ‘Life onboard an Elizabethan Pirate Ship’ worksheet to consolidate your students’ learning with a creative writing and drawing project.

All resources are provided by The Golden Hinde in advance of the online session to be used at home or in the classroom.

 

Learning Objectives

  • To investigate pirates from different places and points in history.
  • To explore day-to-day life on an Elizabethan ship and think about how it differs from their own experiences.
  • To understand how to use visual and textual evidence to help them think about the past.
  • To understand how to use historical information to inspire creative writing

 

Links to the National Curriculum KS1:

  • History (explorers, pirates, Tudors, Elizabethans, empire)
  • English (creative writing)
  • Art (drawing)

Suitable for: KS1

Subjects: Art & Design, English, History

Find out more about The Golden Hinde’s Virtual Voyage (KS1).

The Golden Hinde’s Virtual Voyage (KS2)

Join The Golden Hinde for a Virtual Voyage and discover the story of Francis Drake’s circumnavigation.

Using multimedia and live activities, The Golden Hinde’s highly interactive workshop brings The Golden Hinde to life in your classroom, allowing students to explore the histories surrounding its voyage alongside the lived experience of Elizabethan seafarers. Their educators will help your class deepen their historical knowledge and understanding, encouraging them to respond critically and creatively.

 

 The KS2 Virtual Voyage is split into three parts: 

  • Pre-session activity: Explore ‘The Voyage of the Golden Hinde Interactive Map’ with the option to create a storyboard of the voyage.
  • Virtual Classroom: Join two Golden Hinde educators on Zoom for a 1hr interactive workshop which looks at life on board an Elizabethan ship.
  • Post-session activity: Use the ‘Life onboard an Elizabethan Ship’ worksheet to consolidate your students’ learning with a creative writing project.

All resources are provided by The Golden Hinde in advance of the online session to be used at home or in the classroom.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • To investigate the history of Francis Drake and his 1577-80 circumnavigation of the world.
  • To explore day-to-day life on an Elizabethan ship and think about how it differs from their own experiences.
  • To understand how to use visual and textual evidence to help them think about the past.
  • To understand how to use historical information to inspire creative writing

 

Links to the National Curriculum KS2:

  • History (explorers, pirates, Tudors, Elizabethans, empire)
  • English (creative writing)

Suitable for: KS2

Subjects: English, History

Find out more about The Golden Hinde’s Virtual Voyage (KS2).

Summary

These Online English Workshops help you bring the school trip into your classroom. As well as exploring a range of English topics, they’re a great way for your students to interact with each other and learn in a fun way.

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