Storytelling

A range of storytelling workshops for EYFS, KS1 & KS2

Stories help us make sense of the world and they also offer us the opportunity to disappear into other worlds in our imagination.

I offer a range of interactive storytelling workshops which support teaching NC English, History and agreed syllabuses for RE for EYFS, KS1 and KS2

Sessions are tailored for individual year groups, to ensure they meet the requirements of particular key stages and subjects.  I can also create a bespoke storytelling session for you - contact me to discuss your requirements.

Tales to Tell (EYFS)

Stories to support teaching NC English

Sessions last 30 minutes to 1 hour (depending on age & stories).

Full day: between 4 & 6 classes.  Half day: between 2 & 4 classes.

Stories and legends from this country and around the world, with lots of actions and call and response. 

Stories vary depending on the class but you can be sure that we’ll flex our muscles ready to pull up the Enormous Turnip, shake our best Strictly shimmies as the wombat tries to persuade a frog to open his mouth (and release all the water from the world), be alarmed by a very fat cat and wonder at how the whale became.

World Tales (KS1 & LKS2)

Stories to support teaching NC English

Sessions last 30 minutes to 1 hour (depending on age & stories).

Full day: between 4 & 6 classes.  Half day: between 2 & 4 classes.

Warm to the Hawaiian adventures of Maui and Pele, the fire goddess.  Shiver at tales from the Norse kingdoms and marvel at the feats of ancient Greek gods. 

You might hear stories from ancient Egypt, Rome, Greece and Japan.  There could be Norse myths and legends plus tales from all over the world.  Choose a mixture of tales or create a bespoke session to suit a particular topic.

You can add in time for pupils to either map out their own version of the tales, or use them as a stimulus to create their own stories.

Fairy Stories and Tall Tales (KS1 & LKS2)

Stories to support teaching NC English

Sessions last 30 minutes to 1 hour (depending on age & stories).

Full day: between 4 & 6 classes.  Half day: between 2 & 4 classes.

Gather round for a range of fantastic fairy stories and tremendous tall tales!  You might hear the tale of the old man who rode out of the sea and claimed to come from the land of eternal youth,  or the bear, who was really a prince.  There might be the story of the fish who granted wishes, or the tale of the gifts received from the North Wind?  You might even see Katie Woodencloak's shoe, or learn how to make stone soup.

You can add in time for pupils to either map out their own version of the tales, or use them as a stimulus to create their own stories.

North East tales, myths and legends (KS1)

Stories to support teaching NC English

Sessions last 30 minutes to 1 hour (depending on age & stories).

Full day: between 4 & 6 classes.  Half day: between 2 & 4 classes.

The North East is a region rich in myths and legends.  Marvel at the brave knights who slayed dragon-like worms from Lambton, Sockburn and Laidly.  Wonder at tales of mythical figures such as the Cauld Lad of Hylton and the Acklington Hare.  Be amazed by tales of selkies living off the coast of Lindisfarne.

You can add in time for pupils to either map out their own version of the tales, or use them as a stimulus to create their own stories.

Tales from History (KS1 & KS2)

Stories to support teaching NC English & History

I have a whole range of stories to support teaching various historical periods including:

Romans; Anglo-Saxons; Vikings; Mining; Victorians; Railways; WWI and WWII.  

I can also create bespoke stories.

Contact me to discuss your needs.

Christmas stories (EYFS, KS1 & KS2)

I have a whole range of stories to support RE syllabus teaching about Christmas for all key stages.

To find out more about my Christmas stories go to the RE workshops page via the button below:

 

Easter stories (EYFS, KS1 & KS2)

I have a whole range of stories to support RE syllabus teaching about Easter for all key stages.

To find out more about my Easter stories go to the RE workshops page via the button below:

 

Bible Tales - stories from Christianity (KS1)

A collection of stories from, and inspired by, the Old and New Testament to support RE syllabus teaching about the Bible

Full day: 4 classes.  Half day: 2 classes.

Hear the ground rumble as Goliath walks into battle - he's a giant of a man!  Noah's family takes some persuading to get into the great boat he's built - will they believe him when he says a great flood is on the way? (You'll need to hang on tight as the ark sways backwards and forwards and up and down!). All is well for Adam and Eve in the Paradise Garden until a creature tempts them.  The story of St Peter startes with a fisherman called Simon, who finds Jesus in his boat.  Gather round the Sea of Galilee to hear his amazing story and learn why he was called The Rock.  Abraham and Sarah live by themselves in the desert: all they ever wanted was a child but, now, it's too late.  Some strangers who stay for a meal seem to think differently.  You might also hear about Daniel's adventures, Moses and Joseph (and those dreams of his).

Bible Tales are told with lots of audience participation to really engage pupils in the stories.

Jesus Tales - stories from Christianity (EYFS & KS1)

A collection of stories about Jesus and stories Jesus told to support RE syllabus teaching about Jesus

Full day: 4 classes.  Half day: 2 classes.

Zacchaeus is a tax collector and nobody likes him, so they're all surprised when Jesus says he's going to have tea at his house - but Zacchaeus is the most surprised of them all!  Hear the story of this "teeny, tiny man" and how he changed his ways.  Meet Claude the camel; he's very proud of his fancy blanket and wonderful job, but Claude's about to discover that he has to give up everything if he's going to fit through the eye of a needle - join in as he tries to wiggle his way through.  The disciples are on a boat in the middle of a storm: the waves are crashing and the wind is howling - but Jesus is sound asleep in the bottom of the boat!  Simeon tells the story of how God kept His promise that he would see the Messiah before he died.  You might also hear some lost and found stories and stories of miracles.

Christian stories - Tales from the Jesse Tree (KS1 & KS2)

Stories to support RE syllabus teaching about Advent and the family life of Jesus

Full day: 4 classes.  Half day: 2 classes.

Hear the story of how God prepared His people for the coming of His son.  Starting with Adam and Eve and ending with Jesus, Tales from the Jesse Tree introduces pupils to the stories of key figures from the Old Testament and encourages them to reflect on the historical family tree of Jesus.  As each tale unfolds, the family of God in scripture comes vividly to life.

Jesse trees carved in wood, stone and on stained glass were once found in many churches and cathedrals and served as the family tree of Jesus.  These stories introduce pupils to key figures from the Old Testament and help them develop an understanding of the family of God in scripture.