Witches get a bad rep. From the fantastic Julia Donaldson, Room on the Broom is an exploration of inclusivity and the benefits of being kind to everyone. The Witch allows the animals she comes across to join her on her broom and is rewarded for this kindness when she comes into a spot of bother with a dragon. Children (and adults!) are sure to fall in love with this fantastic story. Travelling Tales from Hope Education provides educators with everything you would need for a series of cross-curricular storytelling lessons based on this quality text.
Clear throats and fill lungs with the fantastically fun song book (also from Julia Donaldson) and re-tell the story of Room on the Broom using the main character puppets included in this Travelling Tales story sack. A printed story mat helps pupils to imagine the setting of the story and a Teacher Guide gives educators ideas for a series of cross-curricular storytelling lessons based on Room on the Broom. It’s a one-stop shop for all your storytelling resources!
- Rest your vocal cords and let a professional guide your pupils through songs by Julia Donaldson using the audio CD included with the song book.
- Inject fun and engagement for the more reluctant storytellers in your classroom with a Room on the Broom board game.
- Teach a series of quality literacy lessons using a range of cross-curricular resources and the Teacher Guide for inspiration.
What’s in the Travelling Tales sack?
1 x copy of Room on the Broom*
1 x witch’s hat**
1 x board game*
1 x Julia Donaldson song book with CD*
6 x puppets of the main characters*
1 x printed story mat**
1 x Teacher Guide**
Contents may vary from description due to availability.
**Products are not affiliated with, or approved by, Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler or Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency.
- Quality texts from well known authors, great for sharing with children; the patterned language promotes choral reading and retelling, naturally encouraging audience participation!
- Each bag provides a window into a new world where the children can learn new ideas and information through engaging and exciting stories
- Good quality materials support the texts, allowing children to create their own play with the characters, further developing vocabulary and language
- Each bag contains a related non-fiction text, developing the idea of the story with further information
- The games link to the text and provide the opportunity to work collaboratively and take turns, while extending and developing the story
- Provide opportunities for children to express views about events or characters in a story and to answer questions about what happened.
- Provide a wide range of media and materials to share thoughts, ideas, and feelings.
- After listening to stories, children can express views about events or characters in the story and answer questions about why things happened.
- Expose children to a wide range of reading material with lots of opportunity to engage with books that fire their imagination and interest.
- Pupils are given the opportunity to explain their understanding of books whilst developing comprehension skills as well as increasing vocabulary.
- Resources allow children to adopt, create, and sustain roles of characters in the stories.
- Opportunities for improvisation as well as script drama are provided.
- Many opportunities for discussion of stories and books with the teacher including non-fiction texts.