Meet Mr Twit !
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Cost £40.00 per session
This virtual visit allows your KS1/2 pupils to visit Mr Twit, the popular children’s literary character as depicted in the book by Roald Dahl . Join him while he has his cup of tea? and a short break from planning his next set of tricks on poor Mrs Twit.
This session will give the children opportunity to help Mr Twit and involves a couple of challenges/activities beforehand. They can select:
Create a new recipe for Mr Twits dinner (nasty or nice).
Design a house for the Muggle-Wumps.
Plan a new nasty trick the Mr Twit could play on Mrs Twit (or VS).
A giant skillywiggler ended up in Mrs Twits bed – draw a picture of what you think a skillywiggler should look like (not just a frog).
Draw a scene from the story, the upside-down house, the garden or what you may find in Mr Twits beard.
Any work can be scanned and sent to Mr Twit who will read it out or display it on the day. He also loves to add work sent in to his gallery at the bottom of the page.
The virtual visit will last between 30 and 50 minutes, depending on the amount of participation you would like your pupils to have. The virtual visit can be with any size group, large or small, although obviously the size of the group will influence the opportunities that individuals have for asking questions etc. Alternatively your visit could be split into two shorter sessions should you wish.
Links to the Curriculum
The virtual visit will enhance a class topic or work related to The Mr Twit book. or the author Roald Dahl with a wide range of literacy opportunities.
In addition, taking part in any video conference provides many opportunities for developing speaking and listening skills. Pupils have to take turns and soon realise that it is not possible for them to all talk at once. The focused nature of the visit will encourage concentration and listening skills. The visit takes the form of a group conversation so it is an excellent vehicle for developing good listening and turn-taking behaviour.
Pupils have the opportunity to
- speak clearly, preparing beforehand what questions they are going to ask and choosing those words carefully. They will also need to take into account the needs of the presenter – speaking clearly and slowly, and repeating questions when needed (KS1 Speaking En 1a, b, c, f; KS2 Speaking En 1c, e)
- listen carefully to what is being said, and keep concentrating otherwise they may miss an instruction or learning point. Deciding if you need to ask further questions to clarify points and listen to the questions and answers that other pupils are asking as well. (KS1 Listening En 2a, b, d, e; KS2 Listening En 2c, e)
- learn how to participate in a group discussion by taking turns to speak and understanding that different people have different parts to play in a group discussion (KS1 Speaking En 3a, b; KS2 Speaking En 3a)
- speak to a wider range of people than the audience within school, and listen to adults giving detailed explanations and presentations (KS1 Speaking En 8d, 9b; KS2 Speaking En 8b, 9a)
- experience video conferencing as an ICT tool to facilitate collaboration between people separated by distance, and how this can be used as a wider tool both within and outside school (ICT KS1 5b,c)
Mr Twit’s Gallery