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, 2019
Thursdays, March to July
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 7th - Week 1: Dinosaur Footprint Painting
March 14th - Week 2: Dinosaur Bone Excavation
March 21st - Week 4: Dinosaur Diorama Sensory Art
Note: This is a national holiday but we are open! Special fee applies.
Come along with your partner and enjoy dinosaur themed fun projects.
Please book ahead. No make-ups available for this class if cancelled.
March 28th Week 5: Flying Dinosaurs & 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 4th - Week 1: Sensory Dinner Party
April 11th - Week 2: Cooking Class: Piggy Pancakes! A celebration of Pancakes!
April 18th – Easter Theme with special book & Easter Egg Treasure Hunt
Note: Please book ahead for this party. Special highlight fee applies and no make-ups offered for cancellation of this day.
April 25th - 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
May 2nd: Closed Today – see you soon! May 9th: Number Collage
May 16th: Drum painting inspired by the rhythm and rhyme of this song
May 23rd: 3D art project with numbers and characters from our story
May 30th: Surprise life drawing project. Painting a real life model with a twist!
May 2nd - KSPACE HALF TERM
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
June 6th: Shark sculpture craft
June 13th: Shark hats and costumes
June 20th: Shark pop-up book
June 27th: 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
July 4th. Dr Seuss character stacking craft
July 11th: Paint ball wall game
JULY 18th onwards – Summer School
Please see parent & child calendar online from June onwards
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