Classes For Primary Schools and Nurseries

Debbie runs bespoke, cross curricular classes and workshops. She can cater to many of your school's or nursery's needs,

be it a particular subject matter, celebration or event i.e black history.

Debbie's skill at traditional world storytelling inspires, educates and entertains. As well  as being interactive, many of her stories contain songs, they encourage empathy, social and cultural understanding. They help develop literacy, verbal and motor skills, and increase confidence in many areas.

Debi also collaborates with various London based creatives who can incorporate art, songs and music or drama into the sessions, expanding the potential opportunities and outcomes.  

  (EYFS 1)    (EYFS 2)    (KS1)    (KS2)

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(Storytelling and singing)

Beginning with Debi's storytelling and songs from around the world, the children learn singing skills including warm up exercises, singing  rounds, and call and response. They learn the songs that are contained in the stories, and also some of Debi’s own penned children songs. As well as being a very enjoyable experience the children are confidently able to retell a story and sing the songs.

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(Storytelling with art)

After Debi shares a few World stories, the children are encouraged to discuss which  story they liked best and why, and what they think the characters looked like. Then with the support from Sandy Goddard a multi media artist and educator, they then have the opportunity to use the materials provided to produce props e.g the story's characters, objects or scenery for the purpose of the children re-telling of the story

Fruitful Tales

(Storytelling, improvised music and songs)

These classes consist of Debi telling world stories, many of which contain songs and actions. She will be accompanied by a  musician, who will introduce the children to a variety of percussive instruments, and teach them rhythms and improvisation. We will encourage the children to join us in singing the songs and express themselves with the percussion and even take on the retelling of the story.

  ‘Make Story-time... a special time, a fun time...give them the love of stories          first, the rest will follow.’ Michael Morpurgo

CLASS OUTCOMES The preferred outcome may be a performance or opportunity to showcase their work.  We believe that although this may be a good qualitative measure of a child’s progress, the process can be just as valuable as the product. It’s recognised this allows the children to:-

.  Become immersed in the stories and songs, which increases their willingness to participate, and in turn their confidence grows.

.  Find the stories and songs so memorable that it makes the re-telling and repeating much easier

.  See that music helps the body and the mind work together.  

.  Understand a narrative, igniting a passion for creating their own stories and songs.

.  Increase their knowledge of various cultures and social issues through world stories.  

.  Create artwork, which enhances their focus and unlocks their creativity

.  Embrace the creative, all inclusive atmosphere to gain a sense of unity, freedom, self acceptance and self expression.

 

ASSETS These sessions cover many of the cross curricular requirements within literacy, music drama and art, and in addition:

.   The children's development is enhanced in the areas of intellectual, social-emotional, fine and gross motor and language skills.      

.  Support pupils with SEND

As these are bespoke classes we can cater to your needs, covering specific themes or events including  black history month and world book day.    

We also offer after school classes, or parent and child classes.

Our classes always leave the teachers with a wealth of opportunities to use the stories, songs, music and art forms in future lessons or for performances and displays. As these are bespoke classes we can cater to your needs, be it covering a specific theme or event, such as black history month, world book day etc.

We also offer after school classes, or parent and child classes.

. All members  DBS checked, Debbie also has safeguarding children level 1,

Family 1st aid certificate, public liability insurance. 

Little Whale Tales

Highlighting the various workshops facilitated by Debbie with year 5 pupils, leading up to a one day filming session.

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FRUITFUL TALES
LITTLE WHALE TALES
DEBISONGS AND STORIES
DEBISONGS AND STORIES
DEBISONGS AND STORIES
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