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BigFoot Arts Education
Raising standards in education through a creative approach to learning!
May 2017 Newsletter
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Welcome to Bigfoot Arts Education
Hello and a brilliant Bigfoot welcome to our brand new newsletter! We are really excited to share some of the wonderful work Bigfoot facilitators have been delivering in schools over the last few months as well as information about programmes and events that are coming up as we head towards the Summer term.
 
To celebrate our first new look newsletter we are offering 10% off ANY programme booked in May
 
What have we got coming up?
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Monday 19th June - Friday 14th July 2017
Transition 
With all new beginnings comes big change! Bigfoot have created a programme of inspiring projects through which children can explore Transition creatively with their peers. Programmes include Early Years storytelling, Little Steps for KS1, Big Steps for KS2 and a brand new play Upwards and Onwards for Year 6. 
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Summer Term Arts Projects
Done in a Day
Due to popular demand we have expanded our ever popular Play in a Day programme, to include drama, dance, art or music options. Perfect for an end of treat or Arts Week project.
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PPA Provision 
Creative Residencies
Our Creative Residencies are continuing to flourish this term, with hundreds of children enjoying drama, art and music sessions each week as part of their schools PPA provision.We are now starting to meet with schools to discuss their arrangements for 2017-2018.

With the impending school funding crisis and the inevitable budget cuts, we are acutely aware of the huge impact this will have on the schools that we work with. We are committed to enabling children to have access to a broad and creative curriculum and there are a variety of ways in which we can help ensure this continues in your school despite the significant challenges we are all facing. Please do get in touch and we will happily come and visit you to discuss the options available. 
 
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New Maths Programme
Creative Maths - Once upon a Fraction
In this year’s SATs, nearly 60% of children failed to answer a question on fractions.
Because of this, Bigfoot has developed an engaging story based workshop aimed to help students work together to solve a series of fraction problems through a fun and practical drama session. 

Making fractions real through narrative, role play and storytelling!
7th - 20th December 2017
Bigfoot Pantomime - Hansel and Gretel
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The infamous Bigfoot pantomime is back! We still have a few slots available, and have some great discounts for multiple shows. A perfect end of term treat for the whole school! 
What have we been up to? 
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World Book Day and Shakespeare Week 2017
Creative Literacy
We had a marvellous time last term  delivering our various Creative Literacy programmes in celebration of World Book Day and Shakespeare Week. Our new programme 'Read-y, Pens Steady, Go!' proved to be a big hit with children creating some amazing original stories, such as this storyboard from Year 2 at Heathemere Primary School. 

Our facilitators follow up their visits with letters to the classes, to which the children can reply to with their finished stories. Sarah Haley, Assistant Headteacher from Michael Faraday Primary School told us that this" is a real incentive for our children." - 
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Cyber Safety Programmes
Safer Internet Day
Heavers Farm and Selsdon Primary School students were a brilliant audience for our performance programme Caught in the Net – with their teachers commenting that “this was a really exciting way to tackle an important topic in schools”.
 
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Buzz Days and Go Mantle! 
Creative Days
Year 3 students at Garden Suburb Primary School recently enjoyed an Ancient Egyptian Buzz Day with Bigfoot facilitator Kim Hillyard. After exploring key Ancient Egyptian Gods and how they were created, the children had great fun creating their own Gods – we particularly love Priscilla, ‘God of Pets’!
Creative Consultancy 
Working with teachers to embed creativity!
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Cheryl Feldgate, one of Bigfoot’s senior facilitators and trainers, spent Spring Term with teachers from Larmenier and Sacred Heart Primary School. Through our Creative Consultancy programme she supported teachers to embed creative exercises within their everyday lessons. 
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Creative Consultancy 
A successful Phonics and Guided Reading CPD day
On Friday 21st April, Bigfoot hosted a Professional Development workshop in collaboration with Rebecca Cargill from ‘Helping Parents, Helping Children
 
Bigfoot in China
Bigfoot goes to China
We are exceptionally pleased to be celebrating the end of a wonderful 3 weeks in Bejing where we delivered an exclusive training programme for a group of pioneering facilitators working for ‘Ginger Cat’ arts company.
About Bigfoot
In 2000 Bigfoot started out as a very small drama workshop company working in just a few schools. Today we are one of the UK’s largest independent arts education companies providing creative arts based learning to hundreds of schools across the country.
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