April Workshops 2024
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This April, we have a whole host of brand new workshops available, for both Kip members and non Kip members! 

  • Kip students: You are able to book any workshops you wish, regardless of the subject you attend Kip for.
  • Please note that in order to receive a refund upon cancellation of a workshop, you must notify Kip McGrath Brentwood no less than 7 days before your workshop is scheduled to take place.
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Dates workshops will be held are:

Monday 3rd April 2023 

9am-12pm KS1 Chess

We have an amazing opportunity for you to learn and play chess run by the Essex Junior and Brentwood School Chess Coach with over 30 years of experience! Chess is a great way to improve memory and counting skills whilst having loads of fun. This workshop is aimed at beginners of chess, or those who have just started their chess journey, who want to learn the basics and play some games.

“Flynn really enjoyed the workshop and learning more about chess. Robin was very welcoming and made Flynn very at ease. Loved the beginners Chess workshop, we will be booking again.”

1pm-4pm KS2 & 3 Chess

We have an amazing opportunity for you to learn and play chess run by the Essex Junior and Brentwood School Chess Coach with over 30 years of experience! Chess is a great way to improve memory and counting skills whilst having loads of fun. This workshop is aimed at players with some knowledge of chess (although beginners are also welcome) who want to play some games and learn some new skills. 

“Offers something different to the other holiday clubs around (and you’re close by). Thanks to the coach who runs it. My son does really seem to enjoy it and learn something from it. Also booking is always super easy. Thanks!”

1pm-4pm GCSE AQA English Poetry

This workshop will focus on the skills required to pass the Poetry Questions in the English Literature examination (Anthology and Unseen Poetry).  If you are struggling to get that Grade 4/5 or hoping to get that elusive Grade 9, or any thing in between, this workshop will help you.

  • Structure an essay, comparing two poems
  • How to analyse and discuss the poets use of language
  • How to write about structure
  • How to respond to an unseen poem
  • Find links between the two poems

“Luca enjoyed the session and felt it was beneficial.”

Tuesday 11th April 2023

9am-12pm Year 5 11+ Maths

It is vital to have a sound knowledge of Maths skills when doing the 11+ and this workshop will teach and build on the essential skills. Looking at a range of topics including bar charts, line graphs, pie, ratio, angles, time, volume and probability. Our expert 11+ tutor will teach these. The children will then apply the strategies by testing their reasoning and problem-solving with a fun activity! Fun, engaging and great motivation to learn and build confidence in those 11+ required skills!

“My son really enjoyed the maths workshop and learned a lot! It has also given him the confidence to try higher level questions.”

NEW !! Tuesday 11th April 1-4pm Year 5 11+ & Year 6 Writing

Due to many requests we have added another writing workshop.

Here at Kip, we have developed a writing technique that helps to make writing more manageable. We find lots of our children find it difficult to know where to start with their writing as they want to include all the literary elements they have learned. Our writing technique makes writing more ‘formulaic’ so that the students can follow simple steps to ensure that their writing ‘ticks the boxes’ needed to get the highest marks that they can in their 11+exam. 

  • Kip students: You are able to book any workshops you wish, regardless of the subject you attend Kip for.
  • Please note that in order to receive a refund upon cancellation of a workshop, you must notify Kip McGrath Brentwood no less than 7 days before your workshop is scheduled to take place.

“My son (who hates writing) really enjoyed this workshop.  The teacher made it lots of fun and he enjoyed creating characters and writing stories about them and he produced so much work! Thank you!”

Wednesday 12th April 2023

9:30am-12:30pm Year 5 11+ CSSE Maths Walkthrough

An amazing opportunity to go through an entire CSSE Maths past paper with our expert 11+ specialist – focusing on exam strategy and importantly going through each and every question in the paper to find learning gaps and to learn how to answer each question thoroughly to ensure the most marks are gained. This will be excellent preparation for those who will be sitting an 11+ exam in September!  The content will also support children doing Private Entrance Exams.

“Am VERY pleased with the 11+ papers and feedback sessions. Tom has found this very useful and picked up some great tips and understood his errors. So a big thank you.”

1pm-4pm Year 5 11+ CSSE English Walkthrough

An amazing opportunity to go through an entire CSSE English past paper with our expert 11+ specialist – focusing on exam strategy and importantly going through each and every question in the paper to find learning gaps and to learn how to answer each question thoroughly to ensure the most marks are gained. This will be excellent preparation for those sitting the 11+ exam in September!  The content will also support children doing Private Entrance Exams.

“Am VERY pleased with the 11+ papers and feedback sessions. Tom has found this very useful and picked up some great tips and understood his errors. So a big thank you.”

Thursday 13th April 2023

9am-12pm Year 5 11+ & Year 6 Writing

Here at Kip, we have developed a writing technique that helps to make writing more manageable. We find lots of our children find it difficult to know where to start with their writing as they want to include all the literary elements they have learned. Our writing technique makes writing more ‘formulaic’ so that the students can follow simple steps to ensure that their writing ‘ticks the boxes’ needed to get the highest marks that they can in their 11+exam.

“It was exceptional! Great fun and super teachers! My son thoroughly enjoyed this workshop! He was excited to discuss the skills learnt and eager to apply these to his next piece of writing!”

 

Friday 14th April 2023

9:30am-12:30pm KS1 Mario Morning

Join Princess Daisy and help her with lots of fun English and Maths activities such as Mario Kingdom story writing, Toad’s secret codebreakers and Luigi’s coin problems.

“Thank you, Connie really enjoyed her first workshop and is on count down to the next one. Absolutely brilliant, one very happy little girl who had a fantastic time and was so excited to show us what she had learnt.”

9:30am-3pm KS2 Mario Day (NEW!)

Come and join us for a day of fun filled Mario themed activities.  With tasks involving Art, Science experiments, English and Maths; the day will be jam packed with learning new things with the help of our favourite Nintendo characters.  There will be challenges and prizes to be won!  So don’t delay – get booking today!

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Look at all the fun we had at our February Half Term workshops!

KS1 Chess

KS1 Chess

We have an amazing opportunity for you to learn and play chess run by the Essex Junior and Brentwood School Chess Coach with over 30 years of experience! Chess is a great way to improve memory and counting skills whilst having loads of fun. This workshop is aimed at beginners of chess, or those who have just started their chess journey, who want to learn the basics and play some games.

“Flynn really enjoyed the workshop and learning more about chess. Robin was very welcoming and made Flynn very at ease. Loved the beginners Chess workshop, we will be booking again.”

KS2 Chess

KS2 & 3 Chess

We have an amazing opportunity for you to learn and play chess run by the Essex Junior and Brentwood School Chess Coach with over 30 years of experience! Chess is a great way to improve memory and counting skills whilst having loads of fun. This workshop is aimed at players with some knowledge of chess (although beginners are also welcome) who want to play some games and learn some new skills. 

“Offers something different to the other holiday clubs around (and you’re close by). Thanks to the coach who runs it. My son does really seem to enjoy it and learn something from it. Also booking is always super easy. Thanks!”