Schools and Nurseries

Happily Ever After is now available for visits to schools and nurseries in Surrey and West Sussex. Each interactive storytelling session is full of drama, songs and games, all linked to a high quality text which can be tailored for each setting. With 10 years of teaching experience in an infant school as well as a degree in Musical Theatre, I carefully plan each session to suit your needs, using props and instruments to bring the story to life in a way that will inspire the children and allow for further discussion and learning back in class. Choose from the stories below or if you have a particular theme or topic let me know and I will do my best to use a story to fit your requirements. For an extra cost I can provide a plan for EYFS to include all areas of the curriculum, or additional activities for KS1 classes to continue the learning experience following my visit.

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Testimonials from teachers after our visit to The Orchard Infant School, East Molesey:

""The class loved it, they were super engaged. The pirate character was a great idea and Sam maintained enthusiasm throughout the day." Year 2 Teacher

"One of the best workshops we've done. I loved it!" Year 2 Teacher

"A multi-sensory experience and the children were wholly engaged throughout" EYFS Teacher

"Music, drama, storytelling and movement - the children thoroughly enjoyed it." Year 2 Teacher

"Can Sam come every Friday please?" Year 1 Teacher

EYFS Training Sessions

Post pandemic, have you found that the children in your setting have been struggling with sustained concentration? The level of speech and language displayed in your pre-school leavers seems weaker than usual? Are you looking for ways to make your daily Storytime more engaging and interactive?

 

If you have answered 'yes' to any of these questions why not book a training session with Happily Ever After to discover new techniques and  a range of stories to help you and your staff refresh Storytime.

 

Led by a teacher with over 10 years experience in the classroom, each session is tailored to the needs of your staff and linked to themes or projects you are currently using. We leave you with a new book and a weekly plan of activities linked to the 7 areas of learning which you can apply immediately with instant results.

Email me at sam.happilyeverafter@gmail.com for a quote for your setting today.

COMING SOON - Write Me A Story

Introducing a 5 week course for KS1 pupils to help develop the imagination and vocabulary required to structure and begin to write a simple 3 part story. Each hour long session focuses on a different element of story writing and uses props, images, sounds, movement, drama and collaboration to engage and inspire children to create their own story. Each session can be used as a 'Wow' moment to kick off your weekly focus back in class or as a stand alone lesson throughout the week to further support your long term plans. 

Session 1: Settings

Session 2: Characters

Session 3: Problems

Session 4: Resolutions

Session 5: Putting it together

Please email us at sam.happilyeverafter@gmail.com for further information