Storytelling, History, and Geography drama workshops for Reception

With our many workshops suitable for Reception, you can send children on a magical learning adventure.

  • Early Years’ Story Hunt
    • Greater London & Essex
    • West Midlands & South West
    • Greater Manchester

    Let our specialist Early Years facilitator lead your children on an action-packed, sensory adventure, picking up clues in order to create a magical story together. Highly interactive, lots of fun and available on a whole range of topics: 

    All Creatures Great and Small
    •   Animals
    •   Dinosaurs
    •   Minibeasts
    •   Ourselves
    •   Pirates
    •   Teddy Bears 

    Tales and Rhymes
    •   Fairytales
    •   Nursery Rhymes 

    The World Around Us
    •   Colour
    •   Food
    •   Growing 
    •   Health
    •   Transport 
    •   Water
    •   By The Sea NEW!
    •   Jungle
    •   London NEW!
    •   Polar Regions
    •   Space
    •   French Fun 

    Celebrations and Festivals
    •   Diwali
    •   Festive Fun

    "What a valuable experience for our children. It was well pitched to cater for our Nursery and Reception children and they have been talking about the session all afternoon. The facilitator was a great storyteller and the session was well resourced."
    Nicki Wheeler, Roundthorn Primary Academy, Oldham
  • A Carnival of Stories
    • Greater London & Essex
    • West Midlands & South West

    Currently unavailable in the South West

    This special Early Years' Story Hunt designed to support Black History Month will take your children on a sensory journey starting in England in Amazing Grace, then onto Kenya in Handa's Surprise and finally to the Carribean in Island Counting, with interactive activitied based around these stories.

  • The Rainbow Fish
    • Greater London & Essex

    Dive beneath the waves to the discover underwater creatures and worlds of The Rainbow Fish, as your children delight in bringing this magical tale of friendship and sharing to life. 

    "The session is pacey and the children stayed interested. The facilitator is so enthusiastic and warm with the children. The session deepened our existing knowledge of the story and improved their comprehension."
    Sarah Burgess, Prettygate Infant School, Essex

  • The Gruffalo
    • Greater London & Essex

    Is there really ‘no such thing as a Gruffalo’? Find out as the quick-witted mouse journeys through the forest, meeting
    a host of hungry animals along the way. 

    "Children were enthralled by the session and joined in enthusiastically. Lovely range of activities all linked to the story. Excellent rapport with the children. I liked the way that less confident children were encouraged to contribute and confident children were praised."
    Adam Woodcraft, Woodmansterne Primary School, Lambeth

  • Magical Toy Museum
    • Greater London & Essex
    • West Midlands & South West
    • Greater Manchester

    Late in the day, when all the visitors have gone home, your children enter the Magical Toy Museum.

    Using their bodies, voices and imaginations they will bring to life toys, both old and new, including china dolls, threadbare teddy bears and clockwork robots.

    "Children were enchanted by the session and loved all of the opportunities for drama and role-play."
    Anna Norman, Brookburn Primary, Chorlton

  • Where in the World Is Baxter Bear?
    • Greater London & Essex

    Travel with Baxter as he learns more about life around the world, stopping off in France, Mexico and Brighton and picking up some French and Spanish along the way.

    "Children who find it difficult to 'engage' in class activities were very focused. A very enjoyable session for children - and staff! Thanks."
    Jo Ratcliff, St Stephen's Primary School, Lewisham

  • Dance Through...
    • Greater London & Essex

    Dance Through...

    Get in touch and we will create a bespoke dance workshop on a topic of your choice. All of our Creative Movement workshops are very interactive. Recent creations include:

    •    Dance through Brazil
    •    Dance through 'Flanimals'

    Dance Through Stories

    Pick a traditional story, myth or legend and we will interpret it through dance and creative movement activities.

    "Children were engaged throughout. The facilitator explained all aspects of the dance and involved the children and their suggestions. Comments from the children included: 'We loved using our faces to make expressions' and 'My favourite part was moving in different ways.'"
    Margaux Taylor, Harlyn Primary, Pinner

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    Freshwater Theatre Company
    St Margaret's House
    21 Old Ford Road, London E2 9PL

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    Freshwater Theatre Company offers interactive drama workshops, shows and large group activities for schools to bring your curriculum to life. We hope you enjoy exploring our site!