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The Stonecutter’s Wish

Stonecutter’s Wishes This week the wonderful Martha has been researching some ideas and activities linked to the story in classes! This is a Japanese folktale about a humble stonecutter who seeks to gain riches and power, but later learns what it takes to be truly happy with the help of the mountain spirit…  Play: The […]

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Derek the Dragon – Story Ideas

Derek the Dragon – 4th – 8th Oct 2021 This week’s story is an original Beanstalk Arts tale, with a story of friendship between two unlikely characters –  the book loving Prince Hanif, and the vegetarian dragon, Derek! Hanif was always more interested in dusty old magic books than jousting and polishing his armour, but […]

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Billy Goats Gruff

The Billy Goats Gruff This week for our Beanstalk Arts classes we’ll be trip trapping over the bridge, and watching out for the troll! I love telling this story as we can work on piano, mezzo forte and fortissimo ‘trip traps’ for the different sized goats, and also there’s a lot of fun to be […]

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The Musicians of Bremen

The Musicians of Bremen – Story Ideas After a joyful start to term climbing the beanstalk with Jack last week, we’re kicking off our musical storytelling this week tomorrow with a trip over to Germany! We’ll have the chance for animal noises galore with the chart-topping band (perhaps!), the Musicians of Bremen. There’s not much […]

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Jack and the Beanstalk – Story Ideas

Jack and the Beanstalk Story ideas for Autumn Term 2021: Week One This week we’re kicking off the Autumn term with one of my favourite stories to tell (hehe, you may have gleamed this from the business name!) the tale of Jack, his beloved cow and that towering Beanstalk! I love this tale as it […]

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Coronavirus update – 12th March

As you know from the news, this is a very rapidly changing situation with regards to the coronavirus pandemic. I’m following the advice very closely, and at the moment all classes will be running as scheduled, paying particular care to infection control measures (please see below for details on this).  If there is a point […]

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Podcasts, videos and songs!

https://youtu.be/duXrhejbDKU Whilst I’ve been off leading face-to-face classes for the last month due to my illness (I’m missing you all a LOT and hope you’re having fun with my dep team), I’ve been keeping myself busy brewing up something new with my brand sparkling new Patreon page! I’ve been making online Beanstalk Arts resources that […]

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