A primary school approached us wanting storytelling performance for their KS1. They found that most storytellers were more comfortable with KS2, but wanted the little ones to also enjoy a visit.
We discussed the sort of sessions we could offer, since we are always delighted to visit both KS1 and 2. As they were a 3-form entry, it was decided that the storytelling would take place in the hall, to ensure that one and a half of each year group class could hear the storytelling at a time. This ensured everyone would enjoy the performance without the groups becoming too large.
We delivered 30-minute sessions with Reception, to include stories as well as nursery rhymes and songs for the children to take part in. Years 1 and 2 each received 45-minutes of performance, which they then created responses to in their classrooms, by drawing their favourite animals from the stories they had heard. Both the teachers and children were captivated by the energetic, detailed and humorous stories they got to see.