Literature

Reading, writing, listening and speaking skills play a role in most aspects of life and other areas of the curriculum. Enriching these abilities enables learners to appreciate our cultural and literary heritage and enjoyment of the written and spoken word. Our literature workshops aid in creating and developing an enjoyment of literature and the skills essential for literacy learning.

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Literature-Railway-Children

Outline:

This session will take the children back in time to the world of The Railway Children where they can use their imagination whilst learning about the story. They will go on an exciting train ride to discover all about the book and film, and also be given the chance to explore and investigate some of the places and locations where the children lived and played in the film. Additionally, they will be given the opportunity to see one of the trains and carriages that featured in the film.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
  • Increase their familiarity with a wide range of books including fiction from our literary heritage
  • Identifying themes and conventions in a wide range of books

Literature-Animal-Railway-Adventures

Outline:

The workshop will start with the children being introduced to the Ingrow railway animals and hearing one of their adventures. Everyone will then participate in story mapping, story making games and drama as they are guided to retell and adapt their version of the story.

Children are encouraged to join in the story using their imagination, props and puppets. Using traditional oral storytelling skills, pupils can explore themes and characters.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Improving speaking and listening skills.
  • Developing confidence in sharing ideas with peers.
  • Widening vocabulary through listening and speaking.
  • Nurturing collaboration through group story making games.
  • Sparking an interest in writing, reading or retelling a story.

Literature-Teddy-Bears-Picnic

Outline:

Join the Keighley & Worth Valley bears for a day of fun and games. Getting on board the train at Ingrow West Station, you will take an exciting journey to Oxenhope Station. Along the way you will pass through lots of countryside which gives the perfect opportunity to spot your favourite animals.

When you arrive at Oxenhope Station you will make your way to the picnic area where, whilst you enjoy your picnic lunch, you will hear some of the adventures of the railway bears – Grizzly, Bouncer, Honey and Boo. There will also be time after lunch to play some games and maybe be lucky enough to go on a bear hunt.

We encourage children to bring their own teddy bear along with them.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Improving speaking and listening skills.
  • Widening vocabulary through listening and speaking.
  • Creative play

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