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
Thursdays, May to July
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
Theme Story: : ‘This Old Man’ (Children’s folk song/traditional and story on lyrics)
Key Words/Numbers: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and 10
Letter Sound: m/m/m as in man, march and music
3rd: Closed Today – see you soon!
10th: Number Collage
17th: Drum painting inspired by the rhythm and rhyme of this song
24th: 3D art project with numbers and characters from our story
31st: Surprise life drawing project. Painting a real life model with a twist!
Theme Story: ‘Smiley Shark’ by Ruth Galloway
Key Words: Shark, Pufferfish, Starfish, Octopus, fisherman, net
Letter Sound: s/s/s for shark, sand and sea
7th: Shark sculpture craft
14th: Shark hats and costumes
21st: Shark pop-up book
28th: Smiley Shark giant messy art project
Theme Story: ‘Hop on Pop’ by Dr. Seuss
Key Words: cup/pup, mouse/house, tall/small, day/play
Letter Sound: h/h/h as in hop, hot and hat
5th. Dr Seuss character stacking craft
12th: Paint ball wall game
JULY 17th onwards – Summer School parent & child calendar will be released in May
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