Welcome to the Story Wood.
It's time to see what story you can catch for me!
"Thank you so much for coming to visit us today. The children have absolutely loved it, early years have been acting out the story all day!"
Chalkwell Infants School
The Early Years Curriculum cites storytelling and recognises the important role listening to and actively being involved in storytelling plays in developing both language and understanding. The curriculum at both Key Stage 1 & 2 further supports the use of storytelling to develop spoken language and reading comprehension. The following sessions have been designed with these aims in mind.
Story Wood Sessions
Oakley the Story Elf and I bring stories from traditional tales and tales from around the world with plenty of opportunity for joining in, perfect for pre-schoolers to KS1. Stories can also be linked to topics and seasonal special occasions
Story Wood Sessions Plus
These sessions offer the same fun and interactive elements of Story Wood Sessions, but with added story building games that help with speaking and listening and creative writing skills.
Virtual Story Wood Sessions
These are 20 -30 minute mini stories on a virtual platform of your choice. They feature puppets and plenty of joining in. I can also provide pre-recorded sessions if preferred.
Frequently asked questions
What does a typical session look like?
Children are told about the story wood and meet Oakley my story elf. They are invited to help us catch a story and then join in to help tell it. I use colourful props and sometimes a whole host of puppet friends to aid in the telling.
How long are the sessions?
Story Wood Sessions are typically between 20 and 30minutes in length.
How many children can you have in a session?
Story Wood Sessions:
What do we need to provide?
I need a dedicated space that the children can come to me, that isn't a thoroughfare and has plenty of space. A school hall or library are ideal. I am accomodating and can work in classrooms, as long as there is plenty of space for the children to sit comfortably and I can have space to move and interact. Moving between classrooms for sessions isn't ideal, but isn't impossible!
Do you have Public Liability Insurance?
Yes I have cover up to £10 million in PLI.
How much does it cost?
Half Day Rate: £150 ( Up to 3 hours including breaks)
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
St Mary's Primary School
The children loved the storytelling session and especially meeting Oakley. Thank you!
Scared Heart Catholic Primary
Inspiring and fun storytelling sessions today. As well as being entertained by the stories, it was a joy to watch the children's captivated faces as Hannah worked her magic.
Trinket Box Nursery
Our children are always excited and enthralled by Hannah & Oakley's visits to us.