WHO I AM
WHAT I DO & DATES
EYFS & EARLY YEARS
KEY STAGE 1
KEY STAGE 2
KEY STAGE 3 - ADULT
CPD/ KEYNOTE SPEAKING
CREATIVE WRITING
QUOTES & PRODUCTS
FOLK MUSIC BIOGRAPHY


"In the 10 years I have been at this school, Tony is the best visitor we've ever had! I've never seen anything like it. The staff were shown original ways to develop a story and the children were fascinated and so motivated by his storytelling. Fantastic!"                                                                                Deputy Head North Tyneside November 2012             

In my own teaching career I worked extensively in the K.S. 2 sector and, having visited so many schools since 1999, I have worked on a great many areas of the English curriculum with the older children.

I vary what I do to fit in with the children's and the school's needs. In many instances the creation of a completed, 'rounded' story, is sufficient for the students to complete in their own time after my visit. What I have written below is only one example of what I can do with K.S. 2 children. In this instance it identifies a common problem of the children loosing their 'writing stamina' and concluding stories with less enthusiasm than their initial 'attack'. 

K.S. 2/ Y.6 session (Approx 1 hour)
1. Identify the key elements of a story and the needs of the reader.
2. Using elements from a variety of familiar, non-fairy tale story beginnings, compose a unique opening sentence.
3. Taking 2 random, everyday, classroom objects as a stimulus for the beginning and middle of a story.
4. Only the beginning and middle of the story are told and the group is asked to give a range of possible endings.
5. Under supervision, the children write out their own ending of the story.

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