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all storytelling sessions are differentiated and interactive.



A treat of stories and songs

In each session, bright, traditional stories are retold from many cultures.

The performances are very interactive, rhythmical and sprinkled with rhyme.

You will also discover that they are colourful, delightfully musical and sparkle with rich vocabulary.

All storytelling sessions are carefully differentiated to suit the particular year group. For this reason, I don't normally do a whole school performance.


As a "rule of thumb" , I believe that the smaller the children, the smaller the audience size should be.

As it is contractual that the class teacher remains with their children throughout the performance, they will know and understand what their children have experienced. Follow up work can then be much more successful.

Nursery and pre-school sessions are also available. Please ask for further details.


An Infant storytelling day


Duration of each performance is between
45 and 60 minutes.

Usually two performances in the morning
and one in the afternoon.

An Infant Plus Day would include four sessions.
 
Short Nursery sessions are also available.

A Junior storytelling day


Duration of each performance is 60 minutes.
   
Usually two performances in the morning
and another one in the afternoon.

A Junior Plus Day would include four sessions.
i.e. one for each year group.

 


A Primary storytelling day


Duration of each performance is between
45 and 60 minutes.

The morning is usually:
First performance - Key Stage 1
Second performance - Upper Juniors
The afternoon is usually:
Single performance - Lower Juniors

Short Nursery sessions are also available.

 
A Primary Plus Day


Duration of each performance is between
45 and 60 minutes.

The morning is usually:
First performance - Lower Juniors
Second performance - Upper Juniors
The afternoon is usually:
First performance - Lower Infants
Second performance - Upper Infants

A day of upper primary or lower secondary Workshops

These are for Years 5 to 7 only.

Duration of each workshop is from one to two hours.

Depending on the duration, there may be one or two workshops in the morning
followed by another one in the afternoon.
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These details provide examples of typical days.
They can easily be adjusted to suit your wishes.

A typical Infant Day:

08:30

08:30 - 09:30

09:30 - 10:30

10:45 - 11:45

11:45 - 13:30

13:45 - 14:45

Arrive

Unload, set up, tune up, warm up, change.

Performance with Reception

Performance with Year 1

Hall used by school for lunch

Performance with Year 2

A Typical Junior Day:

(Year mixes depend on numbers)

08:30

08:30 - 09:30

09:30 - 10:30

10:45 - 11:45

11:45 - 13:30

13:45 - 14:45

Arrive

Unload, set up, tune up, warm up, change.

Performance with mixed Years 4 and 5

Performance with mixed Years 5 and 6

Hall used by school for lunch

Performance with mixed Years 3 and 4

A Typical Primary Day:

08:30

08:30 - 09:30

09:30 - 10:30

10:45 - 11:45

11:45 - 13:30

13:45 - 14:45

Arrive

Unload, set up, tune up, warm up, change.

Performance with KS1

Performance with Years 5 and 6

Hall used by school for lunch

Performance with mixed Years 3 and 4

A Typical Primary Plus Day:

08:30

08:30 - 09:30

09:30 - 10:30

10:45 - 11:45

11:45 - 13:00

13:15 - 14:00

14:15 - 15:00

Arrive

Unload, set up, tune up, warm up, change.

Performance with Lower Juniors

Performance with Upper Juniors

Hall used by school for lunch

Performance with Lower Infants

Performance with Upper Infants

 A Typical Workshop Day:

08:30

08:30 - 09:30

09:30 - 10:30

10:45 - 11:45

13:00 - 14:00

14:15 - 15:15

Arrive

Unload, set up.

First session of Workshop One

Second session of Workshop One

First session of Workshop Two

Second session of Workshop Two

A Workshop Plus Day would include three Workshops, and timing would be adjusted to fit.