“Vibrant, inspiring work. It’s given me a lot of ideas for how to liven up Literacy Hour.” Grazebrook School
“Very well organised. A range of practical Storytelling experiences as well as allowing them to express their own creativity. Lots of opportunity for teamwork and a good way to consolidate previous work in a stimulating and fun way.” Harry Gosling School
Greek Myths: Using Masks, Drama and Dance bring these amazing Legends, Mythologies and Adventures back to life:
- Labours Of Heracles
- Theseus And The Minotaur
- Perseus And Medusa
- Jason And The Argonauts
Traditional Tales: Discover the similarities between your favourite, classic childhood stories and then have a go at creating your own.
- Hen And Fox Stories
- Goat Stories
- 3 Brothers Story
- Grimm’s Tales
- Anderson Tales
Poetry: Explore all the beauty and wonder of the English Language whilst immersing yourself in these captivating subjects.
- Weather Types – Where They Occur & What They Do
- Weather Monsters – Personification & Characterisation
- Seasons: A Sensory Experience – How They Make Us Feel
- News Reports – Disasters In Narrative Verse
- Exploring Creative Writing: Using some sample poems to give ideas for themes to be used in their own writing, these sessions lead to a clearer understanding about the language and performance of poetry.
Historical Novels, the Tudors: How can we use an historical setting to create a story? • Henry V111 and wives • Social history – education, fashion, illness & cures, etc. • Exploration of the Seas – Raleigh, Drake, etc • Creating own story set in Tudor times
Fantasy Stories: Escape into magical lands where anything can happen – free the imagination in a guided and safe way. • Chocolate land • Bird with the Colourful Feathers • Outer Space – It’s Earth but not as we Know It • Undersea – Mermaids & Sunken Ships
Stories from Around the World: Help bring these tales to life in appropriate ways, acknowledging the culture from which they came. • African – Anansi stories, Dreamtree • Australian – Tiddalick • Caribbean – Little Red Fish • European – Twelve Months, Talking Eggs, or other • Asian – The Stonecutter or Dragon stories • North American – Sedna, Turtle stories • Indian – Tiger Child, Birbal’s Tales
Fiction Genres – Stories from Around the World: What difference does taking a different genre make – do we know what styles we like – have we explored all the genres and found one we identify with or like?
- Comic Stories – Anansi, Clever Fox, etc
- Heroic Stories – George and the Dragon
- Adventure stories
- Romantic Stories
- Sci Fi – Phillip Pullman novels
- Moral stories – Talking Eggs,
- Horror Stories – Goosebumps
- Sporting Tales –
Set Authors – Roald Dahl: Discover the man behind the stories, what will your stories reflect of your life?
- Autobiography – how used in his novels
- The Twits
Journalism – Myths & Legends: How do we turn events into journalism? Can we report back on events accurately, with photographic evidence and interviews?
- King Arthur’s Legends
- Beowolf & Norse Myths
- Celtic Myths
- News Reports
- Interviews & Editorials
Chocolate: Enter Chocolate Land and meet the spirit of the Cacao Tree who needs your help. Stop the Nut Weevils devouring all the cacao beans by joining a team of clever insects, forge a plan of attack and overcome the Evil Weevils.