EYFS, Year 1


  • Listen to and respond to a range of stories.
  • Become familiar with well known stories and fairy tales.

Explore our Woodland area and its’ sculptures and listen to the wonderful stories connected to nature through our storyteller. Each session will include three stories, such as ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’. At the end of the session, and if staff wish to do so, children can have the opportunity to design and make their own fairy houses which will be left on site.

Previous Comments

Woodland storytelling…was amazing. (The Storyteller) was really enthusiastic and the children were in awe of him listening to the stories. He really captured their imagination.

Ripley St. Johns Church of England Primary

(The Storytellers) were both so engaging and the children really enjoyed listening to the stories.

Shirland Primary School

Session length: 45-60 min.
Cost: £2 per child.

National Curriculum Links

EYFS Early Learning Goals

Listening, attention and understanding

  • Listen attentively and respond to what they hear with relevant questions, comments and actions when being read to and during whole class discussions and small group interactions;
  • Make comments about what they have heard and ask questions to clarify their understanding


  • Express their ideas and feelings about their experiences using full sentences, including use of past, present and future tenses

Literacy: Comprehension

  • Demonstrate understanding of what has been read to them by retelling stories and narratives using their own words and recently introduced vocabulary

The Natural World

  • Explore the natural world around them, making observations of animals and plants

Expressive arts and design: Creating with Materials

  • Safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with design, texture, form and function
  • Share their creations, explaining the process they have used

Being Imaginative and Expressive

  • Invent, adapt and recount narratives and stories

Year 1 links

English: Spoken Language

  • listen and respond appropriately to adults
  • ask relevant questions to extend their understanding and knowledge

Reading –comprehension

  • listening to and discussing a wide range of poems, stories and non-fiction at a level beyond that at which they can read independently
  • becoming very familiar with key stories, fairy stories and traditional tales

Design and Technology


  • generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking


  • select from and use a wide range of materials and components


  • evaluate their ideas

Technical Knowledge

  • build structures, exploring how they can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable

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