Developing literacy skills and confidence in children with low self-esteem.
Write Here Write Now is for Year 3 children identified by their schools as having low confidence and self-esteem, who are not achieving their full literacy potential.
Through this project we support local schools in raising literacy, language and communication skills in these pupils. Polka practitioners work alongside teachers to establish the needs of each group, and prepare a tailor-made programme of workshops delivered throughout the Spring and Summer terms.
The project aims to:
- Increase creative confidence
- Promote pleasure in reading and motivation to read
- Develop vocabulary and comprehension
- Encourage children to reflect creatively on their own experiences
- Stimulate creativity and imagination
- Encourage children to express ideas and opinions in their writing
- Inspire children to create their own stories
Please note that our Write Here Write Now 2023 programme has started, therefore we are no longer accepting applications for 2023. For further information about the project, please contact Polly, Head of Creative Learning.
“The Polka practitioner was very experienced and delivered their sessions in a way that was child friendly, engaging and filled with excellent practical ideas that I will be able to use in my future sessions to support creative writing.”
Year 3 teacher, Sherwood Primary School
“As an English Subject Leader, I thought the WHWN project provided valuable CPD for the teachers who were inspired to introduce the activities in their lessons. They became more confident in using drama, which meant a positive impact for the whole class.”
Assistant Headteacher for English & Reading Recovery, Malmesbury Primary School