The children have a visit from an author, Mr Calvert. All the staff were so excited about this happening they come to read stories to them, inspiring them to host their own story telling session. Through exploring twisted traditional fairy tales, children will learn how to write and tell gripping stories and humorous poetry. They will then have the opportunity to create their own bedtime story book called Snuggle Up which will be launched at our very own storytelling and poetry evening. To create illustrations to accompany their stories, children will learn to refine and extend their mastery of use of pencil and charcoal drawings. The children will also wow their audience at their Snuggle Up evening, with their performance poetry. To help them to perform they will explore and learn about how to use body percussion, percussion instruments and vocal layering to enhance their poems.
Mr Calvert, a published children’s author, comes to visit to read his book and tell us all about being an author and the process he goes through in making a book. He talks about the books he has coming up and what inspires his stories.
The teachers hear about the author visit and each come in turn to read their favourite story to the class. They listen to professional story tellers online. All of these stories inspire us to have a story telling evening.