wide awake learning

Classes, tutorials, workshops for 7 to 10 yrs

a lot happens in each learning day

Flexible learning. Students choose which days they wish to study with us. Students often chose 1 or 2 days a week, but can join us for 4 and a half days if they wish.  We offer a half-day on Fridays. 

Click here to download a pdf of our 7-10 yrs timetable with teachers

our timetable

mondays

These classes are available to join now! 

Start the day gently with conscious movement and mindfulness. The check-in gives everyone the opportunity to share how they are feeling and any news they may have. 

Developing reading and writing skills is really important at this age. We make it fun and creative by embedding it into our learning about the topic chosen by the children. Each topic lasts for a half-term. 

Put some music on and do a little dance. Squeeze some orange juice. Eat an apple. The possibilities are endless. 

We learn about culture, history, philosophy, religion & geography, all rooted in the topic chosen by the children. 

Time to eat your lunch, take a walk or hang out in the Common Room with your friends. 

A playful, practical approach to learning languages that includes learning about Hispanic culture in Spain and Latin America. Students are more motivated to learn the language when they learn about the culture too as it brings the language to life and celebrates diversity. They also learn grammar step by step and develop their listening, speaking and writing skills.

Get some fresh air, move around, shake it all about. 

A combination of Visual Arts and Drama/Finding your voice. Inspired by the topic with support for each child to find their unique expression. 

tuesdays

These classes are available to join now! 

Start the day gently with conscious movement and mindfulness. The check-in gives everyone the opportunity to share how they are feeling and any news they may have. 

A creative blend of all the sciences focussed around the topic that the students and teachers choose together.

Shake it all about, or have a glass of milk. The choice is yours. 

Developing reading and writing skills is really important at this age. We make it fun and creative by embedding it into our learning about the topic chosen by the children. Each topic lasts for a half-term. 

Time to eat your lunch, take a walk or hang out in the Common Room with your friends. 

A combination of Visual Arts and Drama/Finding your voice. Inspired by the topic with support for each child to find their unique expression.

Get some fresh air, move around, shake it all about. 

Everyone has something unique to say and when encouraged to write about that, writing flows from even the most reticent writer. The students can write about whatever they like in the form of poems, magazines, stories, diary entries or articles. The class begins with an introduction exploring an aspect of storytelling, e.g. how to make readers laugh, how to build a character, plot construction, different genres of fiction…
Then the students write about something connected to this or not, it is their choice! Feedback is always given on work handed in, and it is always positive and encouraging!

Wednesdays

These classes are available to join now! 

Start the day gently with conscious movement and mindfulness. The check-in gives everyone the opportunity to share how they are feeling and any news they may have. 

Developing reading and writing skills is really important at this age. We make it fun and creative by embedding it into our learning about the topic chosen by the children. Each topic lasts for a half-term. 

Time enough to make a few slices of toast and play with the cat. 

Students study different genres, composition, lighting and many styles and techniques and are supported to find their own way. We also look learn about editing images and videos. 

Time to eat your lunch, take a walk or hang out in the Common Room with your friends. 

The students decide together which books to study in Literature. They submit options, we read the first three pages together and then decide on a book to read over the following weeks. We pre-read pages at home and in class we discuss the themes, characters and events and connect to our own lives and the world we live in. A beautiful element of this class are the storied that students share about themselves that relate to the book we are reading.


* our homework is usually optional, however the reading at home is a necessary part of this class. 

Time to stretch it all out, get some fresh air, have a snack. 

Our ‘students decide’ sessions are an opportunity for students to study something different. Students receive a budget and are supported to decide together what they want to learn about and, if necessary, to find qualified, experienced people to work with them. 

Thursdays

These classes are available to join now! 

Start the day gently with conscious movement and mindfulness. The check-in gives everyone the opportunity to share how they are feeling and any news they may have. 

A combination of Visual Arts and Drama/Finding your voice. Inspired by the topic with support for each child to find their unique expression. 

Time to stretch it all out, get some fresh air, have a snack. 

Developing reading and writing skills is really important at this age. We make it fun and creative by embedding it into our learning about the topic chosen by the children. Each topic lasts for a half-term. 

Time to eat your lunch, take a walk or hang out in the Common Room with your friends. 

A creative blend of the different sciences focussed around the topic that the students/teachers choose together. This double class gives plenty of time for simple experiments that bring learning to life.

Time to stretch it all out, get some fresh air, eat a snack, chat with your mum. 

A creative blend of the different sciences focussed around the topic that the students/teachers choose together. This double class gives plenty of time for simple experiments that bring learning to life.

Fridays

We offer a 1/2 day on Fridays. 

Start the day gently with conscious movement and mindfulness. The check-in gives everyone the opportunity to share how they are feeling and any news they may have. 

Developing reading and writing skills is really important at this age. We make it fun and creative by embedding it into our learning about the topic chosen by the children. Each topic lasts for a half-term. 

Put some music on and do a little dance. Squeeze some orange juice. Eat an apple. The possibilities are endless. 

Our ‘students decide’ sessions are an opportunity for students to study something different. Students receive a budget and are supported to decide together what they want to learn about and, if necessary, to find qualified, experienced people to work with them. 

Click here to download a pdf of our 7-10 yrs timetable with teachers

* Timetables are subject to democratic change. 

All times are UK local time (GMT).

Democratic Meeting

The whole community is invited to participate in the weekly democratic meeting. 

This is currently held on Mondays 6-7pm

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