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Dragons and Giants

Session: Plan around ‘Dragons and Giants’ (In Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel) making use of ‘The Hokey Kokey’ method (in [concrete], out [abstract], in again [test abstract against concrete) (see Once Upon an If for full explanation): 1) Read story up to “‘Yes, but are we (brave)?’ asked To...

Ages: Ages 5-7 (KS1), Ages 3-5 (EYFS)

Subjects: English

Themes: Virtue ethics, Literacy, Bravery


Session This session will invite the children to devise their own storytelling techniques and will explore the concept of ‘story’ itself. Explain to the children that that they will be given a special task this week: to tell a story to someone else (works well for National Storytelling Week, usually end of January). Explain that t...

Ages: Ages 14-16 (KS4), Ages 11-14 (KS3), Ages 7-11 (KS2)

Subjects: English

Themes: Storytelling, Literacy