All Courses at Verulam School

Latin is a unique gateway both to the rich culture of the Classical world and to a deeper understanding of this country’s heritage and language.  It is a fascinating experience to be able to read the words of authors from two thousand years ago in the original Latin and to learn more of the myths, history, battles and love affairs of the Ancient Romans.

This class assumes no previous knowledge of Latin and will focus on learning to read plays, stories and historical accounts in Latin.

We shall follow the well-established “Reading Latin” course, by Jones and Sidwell, specially designed for adult beginners.

You will need to buy copies of the Reading Latin Text and Grammar (both together around £20 second-hand on Amazon) and to bring writing materials.

Dr Clare Harvey currently teaches Latin and Classical Civilisation at Watford Grammar School for Boys, has had articles published in the Journal of Classics Teaching and is a member of the Roman Society Schools Committee

This course, run in conjunction with HAFLS ( Hertfordshire Adult and Family Learning), will be running for five weeks after half term. 

It's ideal for anyone who has been out of work for some time and would like some help in preparing for the job market.

Confidence and Communication Skills

Become more confident about your own values and skills as a potential candidate. Improve your speaking and listening skills  throughout the course. 

 Effective Job Search and Applications

Guidance on completing an efficient job search, indentifying personal skills, meeting the requirements of applications  and tips on how to aim at achieving an interview offer. 

Essential interview Techniques 

 Interview preparation and valuable  techniques and tips for effective performance.

 The course is suitable for anyone with a good level of spoken and written English and is delivered by an experienced, fully  qualified teacher who is able to tailor the content for a range of career levels.  

  • Interested in writing computer programmes?

 

  • Enjoy Scratch programming in school but want to be challenged further?

 

This course is aimed at year 5 and 6 children who wish to develop their coding skills above and beyond what they are already studying in the primary school curriculum.  It will start on the assumption that they have no text-based coding.  

The children will explore Python, Lua, C# and more, learning over time to write applications using familiar forms, buttons, menus and text boxes. 

Although the club has started it is still possible to join as the children work at their own pace with the support of the teacher and other students. If  your child would like a free taster session,  please email carole.heselton@verulam.herts.sch.uk or call 01727 754113 to reserve a place.

The club is taught by Graham Bridge, an Old Verulamian.  He is currently a Stemnet Ambassador and Codeclub volunteer.

 

Last year we focused on very brief stories and held a Flash Fiction workshop as part of the St Albans Literary Festival.

 

This term we shall be focusing on writing attention-grabbing scenes for short stories and full length fiction.  We shall consider how to achieve this through setting, action, dialogue, pace and humour, and will use editing techniques to hone our work.  Newcomers are welcome - all you need is pen and paper.

 

 

Taught by local award-winning, agented writer, Clare Hobba. Suitable both for beginners and those with more experience.

 

Two of our authors have been published.  Congratulations to K A Hitchins, one of our creative writing group, who has a second novel out now which developed from a creative exercise at one of our sessions.  For more information about her work, visit https://www.amazon.co.uk/Key-All-Kathryn-Hitchins/dp/190972856X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1473409883&sr=1-1&keywords=the+key+of+all+unknown

 

Follow Clare at http://clarefhobba.blogspot.co.uk/

To enrol for this class, email carole.heselton@verulam.herts.sch.uk or call Carole on 01727 754113. 

 

"This is a great class, combining excellent teaching, group discussion, writing exercises and constructive feedback on your own writing project.  The best thing about it is the warm, supportive atmosphere, and the fact that we have fun together." KW

"I would recommend this class to writers of all abilities and levels of experience. The participants are friendly, enthusiastic and highly supportive to one another. It is facilitated by an excellent tutor, who allows individuals the freedom to write on topics of their choosing, using a variety of genres."TB

 

 

"I very much enjoy the classes. Teaching very good."

'As a novice writer, I have found this course to be both informative and entertaining. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. My fellow delegates are currently engaged in writing across several genres and are most supportive in exchanging views and ideas. I would highly recommend these sessions to new and more experienced writers alike.' TG

This course will run for six weeks in  the evenings from 7 - 9pm in the Spring Term from 21 February to 28 March.   The course is aimed at helping parents currently in years 4, 5 & 6 to support their children's learning and preparation for KS2 SATs.

NB There is now a charge of £5 for attending this course. 

In this course you will refresh your skills and develop your confidence in supporting your child's maths learning in upper Key Stage 2 at primary school and gain insight into their KS2 SATS. You will 

  • Use maths dictionaries to understand terminology
  • Identify different ways to solve maths problems
  • Understand and identify strategies for calculating with whole numbers and decimals and fractions
  • Practice the written method for multiplying and dividing numbers 
  • Interpret and apply BODMAS rules for numerical and algebraic expressions 
  • Use a range of models to represent fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Learn ways to support your child with real life maths at home.

The course is delivered in conjunction with Hertfordshire Family Learning Service and Verulam School.

Please email to register your interest. Email carole.heselton@verulam.herts.sch.uk