As some of you already know, Licketyspit Theatre Company has taken up part-time residence at Oakwood Primary. We are a children’s theatre company who create shows and opportunities for games, rhymes, songs and imaginary play with children, for children.

Oakwood is one of Licketyspit’s flagship STORYPLAY schools.

Since 2017, every child in the school has been learning some of the Lickety Playcard repertoire of games, rhymes, songs, stories, dressing-up and imaginary play. P1s and P2s have participated in LicketyLeap (‘The Story of Margaret and Margaret’) and lots of parents have been involved too, for family Porridge & Play sessions, as well as attending the Licketyleap follow-up sessions.

We hope the children have continued to play at home – and to teach the games to you too! (We are never too old to play!) We are also very grateful to some of our P1 parents, who have helped us produce information about Porridge & Play in Arabic and Mandarin.

There is lots of evidence that our approach builds children’s confidence, strengthens friendships, develops language and literacy and encourages an enjoyment of school. Our approach is based on fairness, inclusion and the knowledge that everyone is creative. Storyplay helps unlock children’s – and adults’ – innate creativity and limitless imagination!

We want everyone in the school community to be part of Storyplay, so we hope to see you at a session soon! Do get in touch if you have any questions or ideas for your Storyplay School.

We would also like to invite you to join the Licketyspit Children and Families Network.

This is a big community of families across Scotland with children under-twelve, who all know Licketyspit. It’s a place to share experiences, ideas and resources – online and by email and post. We are also working with museums and libraries to create more new free opportunities for families.

You can join the network by clicking on Register Now on the top right-hand corner of this page, or by emailing cfn@licketyspit.com with your name, the names & ages of your children, and your postcode.

Please follow us on Facebook & Twitter, where we’ll share news and photos of our sessions (with your permission), and tell us what you think! We love to get feedback and images of children’s drawings inspired by Lickety-play – and we will always write back!

What have we been up to in Oakwood Storyplay?

Videos: Lickety Rhyming Warm Ups

March 27th, 2020|

Try out our Lickety Rhyming Wake Up Warm Ups! Join in with the videos below. A fun and energising way to start the day for young and old. Or why not do it in [...]

Oakwood P4 Storyplay Session 5

March 11th, 2020|

Session 5 Wednesday 11th March 2020 We had a fantastically exciting day with the Primary 4 class at Oakwood Primary on Wednesday. After a couple of games (warm up, funky chicken) to warm up [...]

Oakwood P4 Storyplay Session 4

February 25th, 2020|

Session 4 24th February 2020 We had another wonderful day on Monday with Primary 4! We started with the warm-up to get our minds and bodies working and created lots of our own rhymes [...]

Oakwood P4 Storyplay Session 3

February 20th, 2020|

Session 3 19th February 2020 We had another great day with Oakwood’s P4s! We started with Storyplay games and our ‘Big as a Bear’ warm-up grew into a new group poem of similes and [...]

Oakwood P4 Storyplay Sessions 1 & 2

February 18th, 2020|

17th February 2020 This Spring at Oakwood we are working with Primary 4 on a Storyplay literacy residency. All of the children's written & artwork can be looked at on our Facebook page - [...]