Storyplay St. Martha’s

St. Martha’s Primary is a STORYPLAY school.

This term St Martha’s Primary is working with children’s theatre and drama-led play specialists Licketyspit on Storyplay. Storyplay is about everyone in the school community sharing stories, games, rhymes, songs and imaginary play activities, to develop an inclusive, imaginative, confident culture full of language. Storyplay develops children’s confidence, social skills and literacy, as well as developing friendships and creativity.

Your children can share their Storyplay experiences with the whole family and we’d love to hear from you they have taught you to play our Lickety Playcard games.

The wonderful thing about having children is that we have a reason to play and play is great for all of us, whatever our age! There will be a Storyplay Celebration Assembly and Art & Story Exhibition later this term. We are very much looking forward to meeting you and your children. You will see our team – Ruby, Jack and myself – around the school in our stripy tops. Do come and say hello!

See what we’ve been doing!

Video: Grandma, Grandma

August 3rd, 2020|

Virginia and Iona teach you the Grandma, Grandma song, from the Lickety Playcard Repertoire! Watch the video and join in with us from home - it's easy to learn and lots [...]

Hare & Tortoise Audio-Show

May 11th, 2020|

Hare & Tortoise Audio-Show Online Sunday 10th May 2020 “Hare will be there! Yeah, yeah, yeah!”  “Go Tortoise go! Don’t be slow!" We're very excited to be sharing the audio-show version of Hare & [...]

Licketyspit Digital Access Survey

April 16th, 2020|

Loading… Lickety Online! Throughout April, we're doing trial online Zoom play sessions every Wednesday.  Email Ruby at if you'd like to come! [...]

Lickety Online Play Sessions!

April 14th, 2020|

We were very excited to try out our first Lickety Online Play Session last week! We used the platform Zoom to play with families all over Glasgow  - in their living rooms! It was [...]

Video: Ickerickeroo!

April 9th, 2020|

As I touch myself, what have I hear? This is my BRAINBOXER my mother dear! Brainboxer, Brainboxer Ickerickeroo! That's what they told me when I went to school! Join in with Iona to sing [...]

Molly Whuppie Audio-Show

April 9th, 2020|

Molly Whuppie Audio-Show Online Tuesday 7th April 2020 We're very excited to be sharing the audio-show version of Molly Whuppie in 12 Episodes on our website! 🕖 EVERY NIGHT @ 7pm from 7th-18th April on [...]

Children’s Guide to Coronavirus 2: Lockdown

March 31st, 2020|

👀🎥 An update on the Coronavirus lockdown for children and families, from Virginia at Licketyspit. Also includes lots of hilarious ideas for things to play and do with everyday household objects - from our [...]

Licketyspit & the Coronavirus Outbreak

March 24th, 2020|

We are sad to announce that all of our family sessions - including Big Porridge & Play Glasgow and Picnic & Play - are now postponed until further notice ☹️ 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦Our play sessions are [...]

St Martha’s P3/2 Session 2

March 11th, 2020|

Tuesday 10th March 2020 Today we had our second Playcard session with P3.2 and it was lots of fun! We met even more animals at the start of our session and everyone had the [...]

St Martha’s P1 Session 3

March 11th, 2020|

Tuesday 10th March 2020 In our third session with Primary One we all created Funky Chicken Animals and got a ride on a Dragon's back to a nearby lake where we went for a [...]

St Martha’s P4/3 Session 2

March 11th, 2020|

Tuesday 10th March 2020 We had our second STORYPLAY session with the creative and energetic P4/3 class at St Martha’s on Tuesday, which was our first session with Mrs McAuley! The class were buzzing [...]

St Martha’s P2 Session 2

March 6th, 2020|

Tuesday 3rd March 2020 We had a fantastic second session with P2 at St Martha’s today! After our fantastic warm up we met the Funky Chicken and Eldana introduced us to the Angry Cat, [...]

St Martha’s P1 Session 2

March 6th, 2020|

Tuesday 3rd March 2020 We had a wonderful second session of STORYPLAY with Primary 1 where we went to Jamaica in the Magic Ball, Sent a Letter to our loves and learned some unusual [...]

St Martha’s P4/3 Session 1

March 6th, 2020|

Tuesday 3rd March 2020 Today we had our first STORYPLAY session with an excitable and wonderfully creative P4/3 class at St Martha’s! What a session Ruby and Jack had with the group! We met [...]

St Martha’s P3/2 Session 1

February 27th, 2020|

Tuesday 25th February 2020 We had a fantastic first session of STORYPLAY with Primary 3/2 at St Martha's Primary this week! We introduced our playcard games to a very enthusiastic class! Lots of the [...]

St Martha’s P2 Session 1

February 27th, 2020|

Tuesday 25th February 2020 What an exciting day we had at St Martha’s STORYPLAY on Tuesday! We met the P2’s for the very first time and introduced a brilliant and creative class to our [...]

St Martha’s P1 Session 1

February 27th, 2020|

Tuesday 25th February 2020 We had a fantastic first session of STORYPLAY with Primary 1 at St Martha's Primary this week! Primary One and Mrs Reid all threw themselves into the start of the [...]

Storyplay is Starting at Miltonbank & St Martha’s!

February 18th, 2020|

18th February 2020 We are very excited to be starting STORYPLAY at Miltonbank Primary later this month and St Martha's Primary at the start of March! Virginia has already met the teachers and delivered [...]

This is the St Martha’s Storyplay blog page, where we will be sharing photos (with your permission), drawings, stories and children’s comments! If you haven’t already, please join our Children & Families Network (CFN)  to receive invitations to our free drama-led play & social food sessions in the community (Porridge & Play) and in arts spaces like galleries, museums and parks (Picnic & Play). Ruby (who looks after the Network) will also send you alerts to tell you when new blog posts are out, as well as inviting you to Picnic & Play sessions and CFN Trips around Glasgow as part of a friendly, inclusive community; and sending family activity recommendations & play ideas.

The Licketyspit Children and Families Network is a big community of families across Glasgow and Scotland with children under-twelve, who all know Licketyspit. It’s a place to share experiences, ideas and resources – on social media, by text and by email. We are also working with museums and libraries to create more free drama-led play opportunities.

You can join the network here or by returning the form sent home from school.

We love to get feedback and images of children’s drawings inspired by Lickety Play – and we will always write back! You can also follow Licketyspit on social media (@LicketyTweet, Facebook /LicketyspitTheatre).