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Story boxes in a very Wondrous Place, 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 - 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.