We love World Book Day, so to get involved in the celebrations we took the opportunity to donate one of our new and exclusive ‘Travelling Tales’ packs to a local school and found out what a real teacher and her class thought of it...
Karen Greenwood, a KS1 teacher at Moston Fields Primary School, introduced the new ‘Room on a Broom’ pack to her class and kindly shared the feedback with us. Karen’s school is a 400-pupil, hard-working community school based in Manchester. As its website quotes, a place which is dedicated to “growing life-long learners”.
After introducing the pack for the first time, Karen said: “The children absolutely loved this product. It brought the story to life and really motivated and engaged them.” She then continued to talk about why she thinks the product is innovative, “the way that is put together – all the character resources, the story mat to retell the story and the game to promote sharing and turn-taking.”
Including Julia Donaldson’s rhyming story ‘Room on the Broom’, the pack is ideal to help children develop their speaking and listening skills in a fun, imaginative way. It’s part of a new series of ‘Travelling Tales’ packs, exclusive to Hope Education. They all have their own unique collection of resources with some packs also containing added story and non-fiction books, audio CD’s and even musical instruments!
When Karen was asked how the product had impacted learning in her class, she told us: “We used the characters to create a character hunt as a ‘wow’ before we read the text. This engaged children from the start. The characters were used to retell the story and it brought out language and communications skills.”
Each ‘Travelling Tales’ pack comes with a handy drawstring bag, so no resources will ever be lost. They also contain a useful teacher’s guide to help you to get the highest possible learning impact for your class. We also have 8 other ‘Travelling Tales’ based on popular titles such as; ‘The Gruffalo’, ‘Three Billy Goats Gruff’, ‘The Little Red Hen’ and ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ plus more.
Karen left us with an important, final comment: “[Travelling Tales] is a fantastic product with everything needed to give the children a thorough understanding of the story. A really good quality product that showed the children that we value their learning.”