Ready, Set, Go
EYFS, KS1. Early Years, First Stage.
Ages 3 - 7
DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins
OVERVIEW: ZooLab is on the hunt for the athlete of all animal athletes this summer! The annual Naturetown sports day is here, and our animals are ready to put their best foot (or scale) forward to save the Rainforest.
This year's summer library story follows a selection of ZooLab's animals competing to champion four challenges - long jump, javelin, gymnastics and relay. Whose adaptations will place them leagues ahead?
However, all is not what it seems. Our characters soon realise there is 'no I in team' as they must work together to expose a saboteur in their rank to win the competition fair and square.
Key Workshop Objectives:
Introduce children to a variety of different exotic animals
Encourage listening, participation and imagination
Discuss characteristics and adaptations of different animals
Learn fun facts about each animal
Animals often used in this workshop:
Animal requests will be accommodated where possible. Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee attendance.
Why learn through storytelling?
Using storytelling as a mechanism in teaching involves structuring learning around a narrative. It helps children (and adults) make sense of issues and topics by engaging them in a story, making facts easier to remember and participants more open to learning.
The benefits of learning through storytelling does not stop at increasing knowledge of the subject area - storytelling encourages creativity, expands vocabulary, increases attention span and helps to reinforce morals.