KS1 & KS2

Storytelling techniques in the classroom

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Innovate My School ideas I found out about ‘Innovate My School’ on Twitter.  They share and inspire innovative ideas in the education sector with their huge online community and events.  I’m really passionate about inspiring the next generation of readers, writers and storytellers in creative and collaborative ways. As I spend quite a bit of […]

KS1 & KS2

Storytelling and literacy

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Storytelling in schools Most of my storytelling time is spent in schools. Teachers invite me to come along and join in celebrations for Book Week,  National Storytelling Week, World Book Day, Chinese New Year, Black History Month, International Week and many more.   Supporting literacy My aims are usually to inspire children with the pleasure […]

KS1 & KS2

Storytelling in different cultures

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A visit to the International School of London ‘Stories express beliefs, values and ideas’.  This was one of the cenral ideas being explored at the International School of London near Gunnersbury.  I was really pleased to be invited to run storytelling workshops at their school.  We looked at the role of storytelling in different cultures and storytelling […]

Folktales

The art of storytelling

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Last week I visited St Aidan’s Primary school for their World Book Day celebrations.  The theme for the day was ‘ the art of storytelling’. It was a really lovely chance to demonstrate to children what skills are needed for oral storytelling.  Even more importantly, it was so much fun to get them using their […]

Folktales

WOW words

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I spent an afternoon telling folk tales with a Year 3 class at Campsbourne school.  Everyone was animated and keen to join in with ideas to add to the plot, create atmosphere with musical props or act out a character. The surprising part of the sessions was how much time we spent thinking of various […]

Anansi

Storytelling at Stamford Hill school

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As part of their Black History Month celebrations, I was asked to do storytelling at Stamford Hill school.   I entertained Year 1 and Reception with Anansi and the talking Melon and how Anansi got his stories. The children’s attention was immediately captured when I showed them my huge wooden boat.  I explained that we sere […]

Anansi

Storytelling at Campsbourne School

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To celebrate Black History Month, I was asked to do storytelling at Campsbourne school.  Their Literacy Coordinator asked me to run oral storytelling workshops with their Year 5 classes.  I decided to take them to Ghana with a trickster tale. As we were celebrating Black History Month, I shared with them the history of trickster […]

Anansi

Storytelling at Muswell Hill Primary school

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Story Boat sailed all the way to Muswell Hill Primary school just before the end of the summer term.  I had a wonderful morning, performing oral storytelling with their Year 1 and  2 classes. Whilst waiting for everyone to come into my session, I had an opportunity to talk to the Year 1 class about their […]