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After School Drama Book Club

A book club with a difference. The weekly after-school club use strategies to develop the pupils inference skills, while allowing them to immerse themselves in the text through song and drama. Once they have completed the book, pupils’ have the opportunity to create a performance demonstrating their understanding of the text and the main characters. To develop their confidence and public speaking skills they perform their work to their parents and/or the school,

After School Drama Book Club performing the song War Horse.

This is what Sana in year 6 said…

I always like reading but now I understand the contents not just the words.

And Issa in year 5…

Now I know how to read with expression and get the audience to feel what I’m feeling as the character.

A year 5 parent who came to see the end of term performance…

Lewis enjoyed doing the performance and thoroughly enjoyed the group.

Southwark School – Celeste reading from the book of Deeds based on ‘The Angel of Nitshill Road’
Southwark school multi-year group studied War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
To find out more about the Book Club with a difference go to contact, leave your details and we will get back to you.


INSETs and CPD, using popular songs to engage children in learning
HERTS Young Teachers’ Conference ‘Education for All’ workshop
NUT Young Teachers' Conference - 'Developing Reading Through Song' workshop
NUT Young Teachers’ Conference – ‘Developing Reading Through Song’ workshop
NUT Reading for Pleasure Conference - 'Make it a Song to Remember' workshop
NUT Reading for Pleasure Conference – ‘Make it a Song to Remember’ workshop

Holiday Clubs

Sing a Book offers holiday clubs topic- based singing workshops for children of all ages.
The Hungry Caterpillar
The Hungry Caterpillar

Appreciation awards from Daniel, Holiplay's Director to Evadne & The Mayor of Croydon.
Appreciation awards from Daniel, Holiplay’s Director to Evadne & The Mayor of Croydon.

Literacy Led Singing Workshops

Literacy Led Singing workshops that convert books covered in the National Curriculum into dramatic pieces, scripts or songs.  Our focus is to develop inference skills based on the content of the recommended book or author. Sing a Book puts them together in an interesting and engaging way, which all levels of readers can access.

Sing a Book can write dramatic pieces, scripts or songs in advance, on the day of the workshop or use an exciting song from our repertoire. Songs based on the following authors:

Anthony Browne; Benjamin Zephaniah; Beverly Naidoo; Julia Donaldson; Michael Rosen; Michael Morpurgo and CS Lewis.

By the end of the workshop pupils will have a high quality production to perform that will just need a bit of rehearsing.

Feedback from the children at St Anthony’s RC Primary School:

I really enjoyed the workshop and hope to do it again.

The songs were really good.

The activities were really joyful!

I think the song for War Horse was really good.

Feedback from the teachers St Anthony’s RC Primary School:

The children loved it and it was lovely to do a literacy based music workshop.

Knowledge about the author was evident in the songs.

I’ve never seen a workshop like it before.   All the children were engaged.

Engaging exercise!

For more information about workshops

email:singabook.123@gmail.com or call 07719 131934