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Celebrate National Storytelling Week with Your Class

Suzie Hunt By Suzie Hunt

Storytelling is a wonderful art form that can enthral and inspire children of all ages and the 1st-8th February is National Storytelling Week!

Make the most of this week with our fantastic storytelling resources. Spend half an hour with your class watching and discussing one of our fab storytelling videos or take the plunge into one of our English blocks all about traditional oral stories!

Oral storytelling is one of the most ancient artforms, and continues to this day as a vibrant part of culture throughout the world.

The Society for Storytelling

Watch our Storytelling Videos

We have fabulous storytelling videos for all age ranges. Watch captivating storyteller Adele Moss tell the traditional story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves below, or explore all of our storytelling videos on YouTube.

Learn about Oral Storytelling (KS1)

Our Year 1 English Block about sharing and retelling traditional tales and fables allows children to practice telling great stories. Watch a fantastic oral telling of Dragon/Dinosaur and use this to compare oral and written storytelling, discuss features of great storytelling, and perform their own version of The House that Jack Built.

Meanwhile, our Year 2 English Block about traditional tales from other cultures gets children watching and telling the stories of Baba Yaga and Hansel and Gretel.

Poetry as Storytelling (LKS2)

Our engaging Year 3 English Block about performance poetry turns your class into superstars! This is a fantastic block for practising performance skills and developing children's confidence in front of an audience.

And in our Year 4 English Block exploring narrative poetry, your class looks at narrative poems such as the Willow Pattern and How the Tortoise Got Its Shell, discus how storytelling leads to dramatic embellishment and practice performing poems.

Discover the Significance of Storytelling for Anglo-Saxons (LKS2)

Use our lower key stage 2 topic block about Art and Culture in Anglo-Saxon times to learn about the importance of storytelling in Anglo-Saxon culture and discuss how oral stories changed over time.