Course title:
Story Sacks
Tutor:
Elaine Swan
Course ID:
C2527607
Start date:
26/01/2022
End date:
16/02/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Wed 26 Jan 2022 13:00 PM - 15:00 PM 2
Wed 02 Feb 2022 13:00 PM - 15:00 PM 2
Wed 09 Feb 2022 13:00 PM - 15:00 PM 2
Wed 16 Feb 2022 13:00 PM - 15:00 PM 2
Total sessions: 4
Total number of classroom hours: 8
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 8
Date
Wed 26 Jan 2022
Times
13:00 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 02 Feb 2022
Times
13:00 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 09 Feb 2022
Times
13:00 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 16 Feb 2022
Times
13:00 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
4
Total number of classroom hours:
8
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
8
Venue:
Classroom Face to Face with Canvas (for SLR & teaching file)
Cambois Primary
Cambois
Blyth
NE24 1RD
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 1 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
Yes
Programme details
Programme title:
Create a Story Stack
Programme aims:
You will choose a storybook that children will be reading in school and create a Story Sack. The Story Sack will include the main characters from the storybook either puppets, knitted soft toys or laminated pictures. You will also design and make games and activities to compliment the book.
Programme description:
After choosing a school reading book, you will plan and make characters from the book. You will think about activities that could be included, these could be puzzles, jigsaws, counting activities. You will then design and make these activities using different craft methods. You will make a bag into which all of the characters and activities can be stored, this is your Story Sack. A Story Sack and its contents can be used to enhance a story telling session within school and also at home, the story will be brought to life, children can be encouraged to improve their maths skills through counting characters, improve their problem solving skills and fine motor skills whilst completing a jigsaw. Children can feel so much more involved during a story telling session.
Who is this programme for?
learners that want to support their local school to develop activity pack for story telling sessions
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
C2527606 Story Sacks Introduction 19/01/2022 19/01/2022 £6.40
C2527607 Story Sacks 26/01/2022 16/02/2022 £25.30
Optional
Activity
C2527606 Story Sacks Introduction
Start date
19/01/2022
End date
19/01/2022
Fee
£6.40
Optional
Activity
C2527607 Story Sacks
Start date
26/01/2022
End date
16/02/2022
Fee
£25.30
Fee
£25.30 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners and improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
Course aim:
Following on from the introductory session, you will start to design and make the toys and games that go into a story sack to make reading more enjoyable and interactive for both children and adults.
Course description:
Story sacks are a wonderful way to make reading more enjoyable and interactive for both children and adults. They include a children's book supported with toys and games to bring the book to life. Following on from the introductory session you will plan and carry out some activities to make games and props. This may include crafts such as sewing, knitting, drawing, card crafts, paper crafts. You will be supported at every stage by the tutor, so you are not expected to have any prior knowledge or practical skills.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. understand and discuss with the tutor or other students what should be included in a story sack.
2. know how to plan and create a game suitable for the age and level of the children.
3. learn skills to create a toy or puppet suitable for the age and level of the children.
4. Respect and encourage each others' ideas and maintain confidentiality.
5. Understand how to maintain a safe working environment, including Safeguarding and Health & Safety of finished items for children
How will I learn?

We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

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What next?

Your tutor will talk with you about what you could do following this course.

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