Student with beads from the object handling

School workshop
Storytelling for young writers

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This session uses storytelling, discussion and object handling to explore the skills of story writing.

The session opens with the students sharing a big book story about life in an African village. They will use their skills of speaking and listening to explore the characters, setting and action as the story unfolds. Object handling and time in the African galleries will inspire the students to write their own ending to the story. Take the paper books created by each student back to school to set up an instant mini-library in the classroom.

Ages: 3–7 (EYFS and KS1)

Curriculum links: Speaking and Listening, Reading, Writing and Creativity

Learning objectives:

  • understand how an author uses content and structure to shape a story
  • know how to use objects to inspire ideas
  • apply literacy skills to create a short piece of creative writing

Maximum group size: 35

Session time: 10.30–14.00, with 30 minutes for lunch at 12.00–12.30

This session takes place in the Claus Moser Seminar Room.

Session dates

April 2024
  • Thursday 25 April at 10.30
May 2024
  • Thursday 16 May at 10.30
June 2024
  • Thursday 20 June at 10.30
July 2024
  • Monday 1 July at 10.30