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!
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).