Teaching Framework: Oracy, Creativity, Literacy

TEACHING MODEL Here’s a summary of the Storytelling Schools teaching method on one page, combining storytelling, the creative arts and excellence in writing in a single model. You can apply this to narrative writing, non-fiction texts and cross curricular learning. Enjoy! Chris

New Storytelling School, New Sign

Congratulation to Knowle Primary School Plymouth, recently accredited and displaying this fine placard at the school entrance. Accredited Storytelling Schools can order one easily from Vista Print or similar for a modest fee. Chris  

Free Storymaking Resources

At Storytelling Schools we use the PLOT MATRIX as our one stop shop for making up stories, editing stories and analysing stories. Artist Rufus Cooper has created a PLOT MATRIX POSTER for your classroom wall, as well as a colouring sheet for pupils to bring to life and a planning sheet for pupils to fill in with their own stories. Thanks … Read More

New Zealand Visits Storytelling Schools GB

Pene Balk–Jarvisis a literacy resource teacher from New Zealand and is part of the team setting up Storytelling Schools there. This summer Pene attended our summer school in Emerson College, and visited three ‘outstanding’ storytelling schools: School21 and Mayflower in London and High Meadow Infants in Coventry. Storytelling Schools (STS) interviewed Pene about her trip. STS: Tell us about your … Read More

Storytelling The Gentle Giant

Checkout Wood Farm Primary, a Storytelling School in Oxford,  working with the Morpurgo’s Gentle Giant story linking storytelling, creativity and writing.

Outstanding Storytelling School

Storytelling School Achieves Outstanding Children listening to a story Children listening to a story Congratulations to the staff at Mayflower Primary School in Poplar, Tower Hamlets, for achieving outstanding status in their recent OFSTED inspection. STS interviewed Dee Bleach, Headteacher about the school’s achievement. “Our contact with the Storytelling Schools approach began in 2009 when Michael Rosen and Chris Smith … Read More

Movie Making for Early Years and KS1

Here’s an example of retelling the Billy Goats Gruff using a hat, a bowl, three plastic goats, a troll and an i pad. It can be a great way to get digitally motived youngsters to retell in their own way.