Please enjoy eight classes for preschoolers which follow some of the normal class activities, but note they are much heavier on role play and include little competitive and cooperative games. I also have eight lessons which are appropriate for KS2 children through Oak National Academy. The Migration lessons can be viewed here, and the Myths and Legends lessons can be viewed here.

The “Traditional Tales” classes were all developed during the 2020 pandemic using green screen and incorporate similar elements to that of usual classes.

All classes follow a similar structure – starting with a game, encouraging Dave (the Dramatic Dragon) to come out of his box, teaching him to either fly, breathe fire or roar, and then exploring the story. We end these classes with the same mindful activity each time, a ‘circles of attention’ listening activity.

The classes have been designed with social distancing in mind, and although there is lots of movement children could take part standing on the spot if required. There are no props required, and so no preparation by teachers is necessary.

The Three Little Pigs

⏲️ 33 minutes

The Three Little Pigs involves mathematics skills such as exploration of weight. The Dave element involves teaching him to breathe fire using hands or pom poms.

Jack and the Beanstalk

⏲️ 40 minutes

Jack and the Beanstalk involves mathematics skills such as counting up and down, also experimenting with speed and size. The Dave element involves teaching him to fly using hands or scarves.

Little Red Riding Hood

⏲️ 45 minutes

Little Red Riding Hood involves mathematics skills such as drawing shapes for the ‘cookies’, also experimenting with speed. The Dave element involves teaching him to roar using hands or claves.

The Gingerbread Man

⏲️ 32 minutes

The Gingerbread Man involves phonics work where children identify different animals using phonics clues. The Dave element involves teaching him to breathe fire using hands or pom poms.

Goldilocks

⏲️ 43 minutes

Goldilocks involves personal, social and emotional work where children identify how they feel about different things and decide how the bears should act. The Dave element involves teaching him to fly using hands or scarves.

The Elves and the Shoemaker

⏲️ 41 minutes

The Elves and the Shoemaker involves mathematics skills such as counting shoes in twos. The Dave element involves teaching him to roar using hands or claves.

Hansel and Gretel

⏲️ 45 minutes

Hansel and Gretel involves …. The Dave element involves teaching him to breathe fire using hands or pom poms.

The Emperor’s New Clothes

⏲️ 31 minutes

The Emperor’s New Clothes involves mathematics skills such as exploration of measurement. The Dave element involves teaching him to fly using hands or scarves.