Stories and Sounds
2 to 4 years – 60 minute programme
Thursdays, 3.45pm to 4.45pm
This ‘toddlers-plus’ class is based on the power of storytelling, to create the perfect environment to improve vocabulary, language and communications skills, and increase confidence.
We use music, drama and craft time to promote confidence and learning, and help children to develop rapidly and happily.
Our charismatic teachers read one fabulous book every month. Over the weeks the children’s vocabulary and knowledge grows.
We use a special prop box and/or music/percussion box to add detail to each story, bringing the plot to life and taking the children on a great adventure.
This 60 minute class includes:
- Focus Story
- Circle Time with key vocabulary and songs, directly chosen to reinforce new words and learned phrases from the themed book.
- Art & craft project to reinforce new vocabulary or the characters/concepts from the book.
Stories and Sounds Calendar, 2018
Theme Story: Panda Bear Panda Bear What Do You See?
(Bill Martin, Jr. and illustrated by Eric Carle)
Key Words: see, hear, swimming, swinging, sneaking, flying, watching
Letter Sound: b/b/b as in bear, bat and ball
Feb 1st - Week 1: Make your own Panda Bear Book
Feb 8th - Week 2: Panda Bear Masks
Feb 15th - Week 3: CLOSED – KSPACE HALF TERM
Feb 22nd Week 3: Life Sized Animal Group Painting Finale
Theme Story: If The Dinosaurs Came Back
(By Bernard Most)
Key Words: dinosaur, yellow, purple, blue, orange, green Letter
Letter Sound: d/d/d as in dinosaur, drum and dog
March 1st - Week 1: Dinosaur Diorama Sensory Art
March 8th - Week 2: Dinosaur Footprint Painting
March 15th - Week 3: Dinosaur Bone Excavation
March 22nd - Week 4: Flying Dinosaurs!
March 29th Week 5: Giant Group Art Project
Theme Story: If You Give a Pig a Pancake
(By Laura Numeroff, Felicia Bond )
Key Words: eat a pancake, take a bath, put on clothes, dance to music, take a picture
Letter Sound: p/p/p as in pig, pancake, paint
April 5th - Week 1 Easter Party: Easter Egg Treasure Hunt
April 12th - Week 2: Cooking Class: Piggy Pancakes! UK style celebration of Pancake Day!
April 19th - Week 3: Sensory Dinner Party
April 26th - Week 4: Giant Pancake Art
Example Class Schedule
- Opening Circle
- Kokomo song & Kokomo Game(to build recognition and repetition)
- Rhythm Song - very active i.e. running, jumping
- Mystery Sound Time:
Our mystery sound time revolves around our sound box or some great instruments and mini flashcards that fit the key words in the theme/story.
- Story Time: Teachers read and perform themed story
- Themed songs with props.
- Detailed/Themed Arts & Craft
- Final gym time
- Closing Circle