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Whole school storytelling project

From Reception to Year 6, St. Peter's is committed to a Storytelling project in which all our children learn stories off by heart. Currently these are our stories:

Reception, 'We're going on a Bear Hunt'

Year 1 and 2, 'The Gingerbread Man' and 'The Three Little Pigs'

Year 3 and 4, 'Nail Soup' (performed for Harvest Assembly)

Year 5 and 6, 'The Day the Crayons Quit'.


If children can perform and learn stories by heart, then writing stories becomes easier, more fun and worthwhile. We learn all our grammar from the stories too - we have actions for punctuation and conjunctions which help us continue a story from beginning to end.


Here's some of our actions and videos of the stories so far.

Picture 1 One day
Picture 2 First
Picture 3 After a long while
Picture 4 Next
Picture 5 After that (first part)
Picture 6 After that (second part)
Picture 7 Meanwhile (first part)
Picture 8 Meanwhile (second part)
Picture 9 However/suddenly
Picture 10 Unfortunately

The Day the Crayons Quit

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