Stories and Sounds
2 to 4 years
Thursdays, 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
This ‘toddlers-plus’ class is based on the power of storytelling, creating 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 to help children 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:
- Circle Time with key vocabulary and songs, to reinforce new words and learned phrases from the themed book
- Art & craft project
Stories and Sounds Calendar 2019
Thursdays, September to December
Theme Story: ‘Pete the Cat: I love My White Shoes’ by Eric Litwin
Key Words and Language: I love my (.....) red shoes, blue shoes, white shoes, green shoes
Letter Sound: c/c/c for cat, car, cookie
12th - Pete the Cat in 3D!
19th - Giant Pete the Cat - Interactive art installation
26th - Pete the Cat masks
Theme Story: Room On The Broom
Featured Letter Sound: c/c/c as in cat
Words in Focus: Numbers 1,2,3,4,5 combined with ket words Cat, Dog, Green Bird, Frog, Dragon, Craft: Witches Cat
Dates, Theme and Craft:
3rd - Room on the Broom Story Place Mat
10th – Room on the Broom story diorama
17th - Pumpkin inspired cooking
24th - CLOSED Half-Term
31st Halloween Party October note: Our Halloween party date is today so please try and join us! Note: 4,000 yen per child, parent and child can come in party/costume dress :) No make-ups once booked
h/h/h as in Halloween Words in Focus: Cat, Dog, Green Bird, Frog, Dragon, Craft: Witches Brooms and Hats
Theme Story: The Gingerbread Boy
Key Words/Numbers: Run, Swim, Jump, Walk, Catch, Eat
Letter Sound: r/r/r for run, rabbit, rat
7th - Gingerbread Cooking
14th - Puffy Paint Gingerbread dolls
21st - Group art scene recreated from our story
28th - Gingerbread Boy diorama
Theme Story: Cuddly Dudley
Key Words/Numbers: happy, sad, angry, scared, sleepy, hungry
Letter Sound: p/p/p as in penguin, pole and pop
5th - 3D Cuddly Dudley sculpture
12th - Christmas Party
CLOSED DECEMBER 19th & 26th
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