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. 

The creative arts not only cultivate children’s imaginations, so that they become more flexible and inventive thinkers, but also help to develop their physical, emotional, and mental capabilities.
During these sessions we have been learning to become more creative and visual thinkers, using our inventive minds and tapping into our imaginations as we think about the world around us. We have been linking our art sessions to our Origins topic experimenting with a variety of art forms: sculpture, sketching, modelling, painting and printing whilst using a variety of media. We will be incorporating baking, fossil making, looking at art in nature and traditional art forms of cultures around the world as we learn about and appreciate other cultures, traditions and beliefs, express our understanding of the world around us, and educate and share with others what we know and what we have learned in our topics (Angie).

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

We will be continuing to support the children in developing and growing their literacy and numeracy skills. Lessons have been linked to the topic of Origins so they have a creative learning opportunity while developing core skills, confidence and enjoyment. We have been discussing and debating, making books, summarising information, reading for understanding, and we will be reading, story telling, acting, researching, making notes, writing instructions, letters and postcards as we move forwards with our topic this term. In Numeracy we have been working on place value, measurements, decimals and will continue to build on those skills using practical methods to reinforce our understanding (Angie).

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

Scientists and children are very curious people, so this subject is perfect for those inquisitive and questioning minds, and those who like to solve problems. The children will be finding out, asking why and how, testing their own ideas, solving problems, using logical reasoning and evidence and completing plenty of hands on and fun experiments in the process. They will be developing their skills in observing, measuring, and communicating as we move through the rest of our Origins topic this term. So far we have been on a journey through the Solar System, found out what our own planet is made of, watched the effect of gravity and air resistance on Earth and then on the Moon and saved an Eggnaut from a perilous landing on Mars! We have continued our topic with a journey into our past to look at Inheritance and Variation, and will be following Darwin on his Fantastical Voyage around the world, collecting our own specimens and creating Herbariums that would make even Attenborough feel impressed, recreating fossils and dinosaur footprints, becoming fossil hunters, looking at the rock cycle and buiding an erupting volcano, of course, eating edible meteorites, and using lego creations as we continue our work on Evolution and Adaptation. I cannot wait to get hands on and start finding out with you all! (Angie)

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

After a short break we continue with Topic -based Science (see above)

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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