Animal Storytime

Animal Storytime takes place on the carpet in our colourful Activity Den. The children will be invited to listen and join in as we tell a story all about animals they can see at the zoo.

Children build the lively story with actions, answers and songs - adults are encouraged to join in too!

Giraffe eating ice

Age group:  Nursery and Reception (Foundation 1&2, Ages 3 – 5)

Duration: 20-30 minutes

Capacity: 35 pupils

Learning Space: Activity Den


Early Years Foundation Stage Framework links:

  • Communication and Language
    • Listen to stories, accurately anticipate key events and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions and actions
  • Understanding the world
    • Make observations of animals and plants, and talk about changes


Intended learning outcomes:

Pupils will be able to:

  • Identify common animals they will see at the zoo.
  • Join in with appropriate noises and movements while listening to a story


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