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Story bags, key stage 1

Key facts

  • Suitable for: Key Stage 1
  • Subjects: English
  • Session type: Teacher led
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Class size (maximum): 30
  • Venue: Museum of Liverpool
  • Free


Teacher led storytelling takes place in our Tent of Stories and supports drama and storytelling topics.

Story boxes can be booked Monday to Friday.

Further details

children with parasols listening to a story

 © Paula Parker

Stories available for this session are:

  • We're all going on a bear hunt, Michael Rosen
  • The Emperor of Absurdia, Chris Riddell
  • The incredible book eating boy, Oliver Jeffers
  • Beegu, Alexis Deacon
  • Aaargh! Spider! Lydia Monks

Groups may like to combine a story box teacher led session with a visit to Little Liverpool. The Little Liverpool gallery is a hands-on world especially for children in early years and key stage 1 to play and learn.  Inside the gallery our youngest visitors can create their own Liverpool - a city where they are in charge. This session is facilitated by a member of of the Museum of Liverpool's Education team.

Curriculum links

Key Stage 1 - English Spoken language

  • listen and respond appropriately to adults and their peers.
  • ask relevant questions to extend their understanding and knowledge.

Reading comprehension

  • participate in discussion about what is read to them, taking turns and listening to what others say.
  • explain clearly their understanding of what is read to them. 

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

  • understand that the Story Tent is a special place.


  • listen to stories and respond to questions.
  • create actions and sounds for characters in stories.
  • develop listening skills.


  • appreciate storytelling can occur in museums.
  • begin to understand that objects in museum collections tell stories.

Attitudes and values

  • be inspired by the stories and props we have in our storyboxes.
  • see the Museum of Liverpool as an enjoyable and surprising place to visit.
  • appreciate that the Story Tent is great fun and encourage them to explore the rest of the Museum of Liverpool.