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National Storytelling Week

National Storytelling Week

From the 30th January to the 6th February great tales and stories are being celebrated as part of National Storytelling Week.  Here at SPSM we love to share a great story and the teachers have been working hard to bring their favourite stories to you (there are also some storytelling performance videos from children!).  Watch the videos and take a look at the resources below and let your imagination take you to wonderful places with our stories.  Keep checking this page for updates.  Enjoy!


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Click on the link below to see another fantastic storytelling performance:

'The Story of Finn MacCool' Read by Miss Komur

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Thinking Time:

Can you make a story map of this story and retell it in your own words?

Have you heard the story of the legend behind the Giant's Causeway?

What facts do you know about it, what can you find out about it?

'The Legend of the Sun God' Read by Miss Spencer

See Miss Spencer read this fantastic story by clicking on the video link:

Thinking Time:  Can you write a description of the forest before the sun shone in to it and after?  Remember to use your senses!

Miss Foster reads 'The Smegs and the Smoos'

Follow Miss Foster's story using this link:

Thinking Time:  Can you say and write a sentence about what happened at the beginning, middle and end of the story?

'The Pudding Tree' - This story is read by Miss Longva and you can watch it using the following link:

Thinking Time:

How would you describe Anansi?

Can you write a character description of Anansi the Spider?

Miss Lekka reads 'The Paper Dolls'.  You can watch her video by clicking on the link below:

You could also use this link to make your own paper dolls and create an adventure story for them to go on!

'Ocean Meets Sky' Read by Miss Maroney

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Thinking Time:

Can you tell someone three things that Finn saw on his journey?

What links to other stories can you make?

'The Highway Rat' Read by Mr Asante

Use the link below to watch Mr Asante's story and think about the following questions:

Which storytelling phrase is repeated in the story?

Which three words would you use to describe the Highway Rat?

For older children - Can you find and read a copy of 'The Highway Man' by Alfred Noyes?  How is this similar / different?

'Where's my Teddy?' Read by Mrs Lot

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Thinking Time:

Why do you think that Eddie felt afraid in the woods?

Have you ever been on an adventure?  How did you feel before, during and after this adventure?

'The Freedom Bird' Read by Mr Gonzalez

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Thinking Time:

Why was the hunter so angry when he heard the bird sing?

Is there an important message in the story?  What is this message?

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