This Summer, we have a huge variety 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.
Below is a list of the summer workshops:

Reception - Year 6 Chess Basics Workshop, Monday 25th July, 1pm - 4pm - Robin Slade (Chess extraordinaire)

We have an amazing opportunity for you to learn and play chess run by an amazing 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 specifically aimed at beginners of chess who want to learn the basics and play some games.

Year 2 - 6 Introduction to British Sign Language, Monday 25th July, 10:00 - 12:00 - Lauren

This fun interactive workshop will introduce children to the wonders of British Sign Language and why it is so important to be deaf aware from an early age. The children will have the opportunity to learn a range of signs they can use with friends which will also prepare them for opportunities to communicate should they ever meet a BSL user. We will also play games and even sign along to stories and songs.

Reception - Year 6 Chess Next steps Workshop, Monday 1st August, 1pm - 4pm - Robin Slade (Chess extraordinaire)

We have an amazing opportunity for you to learn and play chess run by an amazing 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 specifically aimed players with an intermediate knowledge of chess who want to play some games and learn some new skills. This workshop is ideal for players that have previously attended our ‘Chess Basics’ workshop.

Reception - Year 6 Chess skill and strategy booster Workshop, Monday 8th August, 1pm - 4pm - Robin Slade (Chess extraordinaire)

We have an amazing opportunity for you to learn and play chess run by an amazing 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 specifically aimed at players with a more developed knowledge of chess who want to enhance their game playing skills and tactics.

Year 1 - 2 French Workshop, Monday 8th August, 10:00 - 12:00 - Mademoiselle Amie N

Year 5 11+ CSSE English walkthrough workshop, Monday 8th August, 1pm - 4pm - Lucy C

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 about to sit an 11+ exam!

Year 5 11+ CSSE Maths walkthrough workshop, Monday 8th August, 9:30 - 12:30 - Lucy C

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!

Chess for Secondary students Workshop, Monday 15th August, 1pm - 4pm - Robin Slade (Chess extraordinaire)

We have an amazing opportunity for you to learn and play chess run by an amazing Chess Coach with over 30 years of experience! Chess is a great way to improve memory and numeracy. This workshop is for students of any ability, to learn, build skills and compete.

Year 5/6 Coding Workshop, Monday 15th August, 1pm - 4pm - Lucy A

A fun coding workshop run by our teacher Lucy. Develop your coding and programming skills, learn to design and debug algorithms and create your very own computer games in Scratch!

Year 5 11+ Non Verbal Reasoning Workshop - Thursday 25th August, 1:00pm - 4:30pm - Evelyn

Non-Verbal Reasoning (NVR) is problem-solving using pictures and diagrams. It tests a pupil’s ability to analyse visual information and solve problems based on visual reasoning. Pupils are expected to have a solid knowledge of shape and measure, especially in topics such as rotation and symmetry (credit: Bofa) Join us for our NVR workshop to practise the skills required with our 11+ expert teacher in a fun and engaging way.

Year 5 11+ Writing Workshop, Monday 15th August, 9:30 - 12:30 - Lauren

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.

Year 3/4 Coding, Monday 15th August, 9:30 - 12:30 - Lucy A

A fun coding workshop run by our teacher Lucy. Develop your coding and programming skills, learn to design and debug algorithms and create your very own computer games in Scratch!

Year 5 11+ Algebra and problem solving Workshop, Friday 19th August, 1:30 - 4:30 - Andrea

We have recognised that an in depth understanding of Algebra is needed to pass the 11+ maths exam for both CSSE and CEM – it is a complex topic which connects to many other mathematical themes, such as: finding a missing number using inverse techniques, recognising patterns, nth term sequences, BIDMAS and knowing how to break down a complex word problem and use a formula to work it out. This workshop will focus on these crucial topics and is recommended for anyone taking the 11+ this September!

Year 5 11+ Verbal reasoning workshop, Friday 19th August, 9:30 - 12:30 - Evelyn

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Improve your VR question-answering skills through the practice of activities including: Anagrams, Letter sequences, Synonyms, Antonyms, Spot the odd-one-out, Hidden words, Logic problems, Codewords, Related words, Compound words and more…

Year 4-6 Art Workshop, Monday 22nd August, 1pm - 4pm - Paula Nelson

Year 1-3 Art Workshop, Monday 22nd August, 9:30 - 12:30 - Paula Nelson

Year 5 11+ CEM walkthrough, Tuesday 23rd August, 9:30 - 12:30 - Lucy C

The CEM exam requires speed and attention to detail. It has different timed sections of comprehension, verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning and non-verbal reasoning. The children also must manage how to use an answer booklet and fill it incorrectly to avoid losing marks. We have made our own CEM paper that the children will sit in this workshop. They will go through the paper, section by section, with guidance from our 11+ specialist teacher. We will then discuss each question and work on the quickest methods for finding the answers. Timing and exam strategy are key to acing this exam so it is a must-do for any girl hoping to go to Chelmsford County High School for Girls Grammar School.

Year 5 11+ Algebra and problem solving Workshop, Friday 26th August, 1:30 - 4:30 - Andrea

We have recognised that an in depth understanding of Algebra is needed to pass the 11+ maths exam for both CSSE and CEM – it is a complex topic which connects to many other mathematical themes, such as: finding a missing number using inverse techniques, recognising patterns, nth term sequences, BIDMAS and knowing how to break down a complex word problem and use a formula to work it out. This workshop will focus on these crucial topics and is recommended for anyone taking the 11+ this September!
NamePriceAvailabilityBook
Reception - Year 6 Chess Basics Workshop, Monday 25th July, 1pm - 4pm - Robin Slade£45.00£55.007 space(s)
£45.00
£55.00
Year 2 - 6 Introduction to British Sign Language, Monday 25th July, 10:00 - 12:00 - Lauren£35.0010 space(s)
£35.00
£35.00
Reception - Year 6 Chess Next steps Workshop, Monday 1st August, 1pm - 4pm - Robin Slade£45.00£55.007 space(s)
£45.00
£55.00
Year 5 11+ CSSE Maths walkthrough workshop, Monday 8th August, 9:30 - 12:30 - Lucy C£45.00£55.006 space(s)
£45.00
£55.00
Year 1 - 2 French Workshop, Monday 8th August, 11:00 - 13:00 - Mademoiselle Amie N£35.0010 space(s)
£35.00
£35.00
Reception - Year 6 Chess skill and strategy booster Workshop, Monday 8th August, 1pm - 4pm - Robin Slade£45.00£55.009 space(s)
£45.00
£55.00
Year 5 11+ CSSE English walkthrough workshop, Monday 8th August, 1pm - 4pm - Lucy C£45.00£55.005 space(s)
£45.00
£55.00
Year 5 11+ Writing Workshop, Monday 15th August, 9:30 - 12:30 - Lauren£45.00£55.005 space(s)
£45.00
£55.00
Year 3/4 Coding, Monday 15th August, 9:30 - 12:30 - Lucy A£45.0010 space(s)
£45.00
£45.00
Chess for Secondary students Workshop, Monday 15th August, 1pm - 4pm - Robin Slade (Chess extraordinaire)£45.00£55.0010 space(s)
£45.00
£55.00
Years 3-6 Speak Up Workshop, Tue 16th Aug 2022 - 9:30-12:30pm£45.008 space(s)
£45.00
£45.00
Year 5/6 Coding Workshop, Monday 15th August, 1pm - 4pm - Lucy A£45.008 space(s)
£45.00
£45.00
11+ Verbal Reasoning Workshop, Friday 19th August, 9:30am - 12:30pm£45.00£55.00 space(s)
fully booked
11+ Algebra and problem solving Workshop, Friday 19th August, 1:30pm - 4:30pm£45.00£55.004 space(s)
£55.00
£45.00
Year 1-3 Art Workshop, Monday 22nd August, 9:30 - 12:30 - Paula N£45.006 space(s)
£45.00
£45.00
Year 4-6 Art Workshop, Monday 22nd August, 1pm - 4pm - Paula N£45.009 space(s)
£45.00
£45.00
Secondary - Speak Up Workshop, Mon 22nd Aug 2022 - 1pm-4pm£45.0010 space(s)
£45.00
£45.00
Year 5 11+ CEM walkthrough workshop, Tuesday 23rd August, 9:30 - 12:30 - Lucy C£45.00£55.009 space(s)
£45.00
£55.00
11+ Non Verbal Reasoning Workshop, Thursday 25th August, 1:00pm - 4:00pm£45.00£55.003 space(s)
£55.00
£45.00
11+ Algebra and problem solving Workshop, Friday 26th August, 1:30pm - 4:30pm£45.00£55.00 space(s)
fully booked
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My children attended the Writing Workshop for years 4 and 5 in October and they absolutely loved it. The first thing my daughter said to me was that it was really fun and the time flew by. Both children have asked to go again next time you run them.

Andrew