Calder Vale C of E Primary School

Grow, Achieve, Explore

Story Club


Story club is open to any pre school children. Contact us for the dates and times of story club.

Here are some of the exciting things that story clubbers enjoy at Calder Vale.

We’re on a Bear Hunt – Thursday 10th March 2016

After Diddi Dance, Story Club started with gusto as the Year One Children led the group on a new and improved Bear Hunt! Keeping the familiar story language and repeated refrains, they changed the obstacles, sounds and movements – it was an incredible journey!!!

Following this exciting start, lots of fun followed making bears at the Creation Station and exploring the story further through sensory play; creating a sound story was extremely popular with our Reception Children.

How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth – Thursday 3rd March 2016

Lots of fun was had at Story Club where the children used pictures, words and diagrams to tell others How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth!!! Using their expert knowledge of the book, they were able to record and explore ideas from their observations from the book and develop their ideas, try things out, change their minds and discuss their drawings and labels with friends and parents.

The children and parents explored a variety of media as well as line and shape.
The parents were particularly impressed with the spelling and phonics abilities of some of our youngest children.

The Gruffalo – Thursday 25th February 2016

Story Club was great fun today, as always. The ‘Gruffalo’ themed session began with fun in the forest building an underground house for fox, a logpile house for snake and a treetop house for owl.

Back inside at the ‘Creation Station’ the children explored colour mixing (purple) and printing with blocks.

In the ‘Mallable Area’ the children created a menu of scrambled snake, owl ice cream and roasted fox!

On the computers, investigation and exploration of creating a woodland simulation began! This follows on from our learning around simulations this week.

Story Club runs each and every Thursday afternoon from 2pm until 3:30pm. We welcome all parents and children under five years and would love you to join us for outdoor and crafty fun!

Story Club takes place every Thursday afternoon between 2pm and 3:30pm.

Please join us for this weekly event – Every week there is lots of fun to be had with a wide range of craft, art and design technology linked activities.