National Curriculum Links

Reading for pleasure, UNESCO

Schools at The StorybarnIn line with National Curriculum targets, pupils visiting The Storybarn will:

Foundation 1 and 2

  • be encouraged to play and explore through open-ended experiences.
  • be involved, concentrating and developing ideas.
  • use emerging spoken language, reading and listening skills.

Key Stages 1 and 2

  • increase vocabulary and understanding.
  • make inferences and predictions at key points in the story.
  • learn about significant historical events, people and places in children’s own locality.
  • develop an awareness of the past using common words and phrases relating to the passage of time.
  • learn about some of the ways in which we find out about the past and identify different ways in which it is represented.
  • use simple compass directions and locational and directional language.
  • be involved, concentrating and developing ideas.
  • increase vocabulary and understanding.
  • use spoken language to develop understanding through speculating, hypothesising, imagining and exploring ideas.
  • use their voices expressively and creatively.
  • listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory.
  • listen to and discuss the themes linking what children hear and read to their own experiences.

For further details and availability or to speak to us about free Storybarn Membership, email storybarn@thereader.org.uk or call us on 0151 729 2227.