Creative Writing Course
The virtual creative writing course is exclusive to our Year 4 and Year 5 term time students and is taught by our experienced teacher, Anne, who has an immense passion for reading and writing and leads our Book Club, in addition to teaching 11+ courses. This option is particularly useful for boys preparing for The Reading School 11+ exam but is open to all our students.
Students attend one creative writing lesson per week on Zoom, which lasts for 45 minutes. During every lesson they participate in a fun writing skills warm-up activity which might focus on grammar or a literary device, they might read and analyse a writing example or use a story prompt, and then work on creating their own text.
Every week there is a focus which can include story settings, characters, openings, events / problems and resolutions. Students practise writing in a variety of formats such as stories, plays, newspaper articles and letters. They are taught to use a variety of literary techniques and we show them how to draft their work, as well as reviewing and editing.
Homework is set every week. Students build upon the tasks in their lesson to create their own text. The texts are then reviewed at the start of the next lesson.
One lesson per week on Zoom, lasting 45 minutes.
Fee (including books): £16.20 per lesson.
The creative writing course can be selected on the registration form when booking a term time course. Parents of existing term time students can contact us to enrol their child.
The creative writing course takes place on Tuesdays during term time:
- Group 1: 5:30-6:15pm
- Group 2: 6:30-7:15pm
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FAQs About The Creative Writing Course
The creative writing lessons take place once a week during term time.
There are a maximum of 10 students in each creative writing lesson.
The fee (including resources) is £16.20 per lesson.
All creative writing course payments are required by Direct Debit. We are unable to accept payment by Tax-Free Childcare or Childcare Vouchers, as this course takes place via Zoom.
Invoices are issued at the beginning of each month and due on receipt.
We email you a separate monthly invoice for the creative writing course on the 1st of each month and it will be due on receipt. The payment will cover the cost of all lessons during that month.
If you wish to cancel your child’s attendance on the creative writing course, you will need to let us know by the end of the month to cancel their attendance for the following month.