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Suitable for Years 3-6, March to November

Updated 24th September 2018

Key concepts

Story structure, description, characters, creating atmosphere, speaking and listening.

Learning outcomes

  • Generate a variety of imaginative story ideas.
  • Use description to set the scene.
  • Create atmosphere and mood through soundscapes.
  • Tell stories, real and imagined, describing events and experiences.

Activities

Warming up our imagination - prepare and pack for a story expedition.

Douglas Mouse - an adapted Native American story created to help children learn about the Douglas fir tree.

Silent exploring - silently use four senses to explore the woodland and use personal experiences to create a woodland story setting.

Soundscape - use natural woodland materials to add a soundtrack to a short woodland poem.

Tree people - listen to the 'Yellow Cedar Sisters' a story about tree characters before creating your own story.

Whatever is that? - collect a fallen object, and create an imaginary story about what the object 'really' is, without saying what it truly is!