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Resources

We have 3 fantastic digital packs that you can use in your classrooms, an abundance of education packs for our productions and home learning packs which were created during the pandemic as part of our Watch, Make, Share programme. We also have fantastic teacher training opportunities for you to take part in.

Digital packs

We have been performing shows and delivering workshops in schools in North London for years. Now we’re excited to share our schools content far and wide with these digital packages!

Each package contains:

Watch – a digital puppet show.

Make – workshop videos and instructions for making your own puppets, set and stories. Plus resources to support cross curricular learning and ideas for delivering a puppetry project in school.

Share – ideas for how to share and celebrate your work.

Packages are available online from anywhere in the world. We will give you a link to a folder of videos and PDFs you can print and use in class – easy!

You can browse our selection of digital packages below.

A shadow puppet fox with a long tail

Day and Night – Exploring shadows, light and poetry through puppetry

Best suited to KS2, Years 3 – 6

 

Start by watching a beautiful shadow puppet version of David Windle’s poem ‘Day and Night’. Then meet the filmmaker, who explains the shadow and light techniques she used to make the film and the puppets. Follow a video workshop showing you how to make your own translucent shadow puppets. We also include teacher notes with information and ideas for cross-curricular lessons linked to the themes, an author study and top tips for writing poetry.

Curriculum links: Art and Design/Design and Technology (puppet design and making), Science (light and shadows, Earth and Space), English (poetry), PSHE (raising aspirations)

A woman wearing a yellow top and black dungarees puppeteers a puppet made from a green plastic bottle.

Scoop’s Space Stories – Exploring the environment and recycling through puppetry

Best suited to KS1 and KS2, Years 1 – 6


Meet Scoop, who loves to find old things and give them new life, and Bertie who is made from plastic bottles and can’t wait to be recycled! Then head to Mr Gobble’s Garden, where Scoop introduces us to more friends made from objects that might otherwise be thrown away. Along the way we’ll also learn some lessons about growing plants and friendship.

There are videos showing you how to make and use puppets from junk, and activities on the environment and recycling.

Curriculum links: Art and Design/Design and Technology (puppet design and making), Science (everyday materials, plants, living things and their habitats), English (stories and character), PSHE (caring for the environment, friendship).

A blue and purple creature puppet stands on grass in front of a blue sky background.

Tam’s Gift – A story about finding what makes us special – Using puppetry and music to explore emotions, relationships, self-confidence, feeling left out, friendships and aspirations.

Best suited to KS1 and lower KS2, Years 1 – 4


Tam is a little monster who doesn’t think they are special. All the other monsters seem to be good at something but Tam is struggling to find a talent of their own.

Follow along to a video teaching you how to make your own monster puppet. Then learn how to use your puppet to tell stories and explore feelings that might be hard to face in real life.

Puppetry is a great tool for exploring sensitive topics without having to refer to real people or situations. The monster puppets can express and explore thoughts, scenarios and feelings in a fun and safe way. This package also contains resources around Tam’s song including lyrics and recordings so you can sing along!

Curriculum links: Art and Design/Design and Technology (puppet design and making), English (stories and character), PSHE (emotional wellbeing and mental health, self-esteem, friendship), Music (singing and composition).

Sounds great – how do I purchase one?


Cost:
 £96 (£80 + VAT) per package

What you get: access to the resources for 12 months from date of purchase

How to buy: via our online shop, or call Box Office to book on 020 7226 1787 (Mon-Fri, 10am-1pm).

Please note: When you buy a digital package, you will be sent an automatically generated email with a receipt. We will send you another email within two working days with the instructions and links for you to access your package. The contact email address that you use in the checkout process will be used to give you access to the package. We can add additional emails later if you need us to. If you have any problems or you don’t receive an email within two working days of purchase, please check your junk/spam folder first and then email education@littleangeltheatre.com.

Education Packs

We make education packs for all our shows. These contain ideas for puppet making and ways to explore the themes discussed in the show in more detail.

These are free for anyone to use, even if you are not coming to see the show. You can download education packs for this season’s shows below.

There’s a Rang Tan in my Bedroom and Other Stories

The Storm Whale

WOW! Said the Owl

Big Bad Me

 

If you would like to request an education pack from a past Little Angel show, please email education@littleangeltheatre.com.

A puppet of a young girl stands on a soapbox surrounded by protest placards. There is a globe in the background.

Home Learning Packs

When theatres and schools across the UK and the rest of the world closed in 2020, we wanted to do something to help teachers and parents adjust to home learning.

Our talented team created hundreds of activities, including video stories and puppet makes, all using simple materials that can be found around the home. You can view all our activities here and on our YouTube channel.

To make things as easy as possible, we have compiled some home learning packs which group our resources together by Key Stage and story/topic and include extra activities and learning ideas. These are free to download and share with your students.

Teacher training

We offer puppetry training for anyone who works with children. We will give you puppet-making ideas and practical tips to teach children to puppeteer through simple games and activities. Additionally, everyone who attends the session will receive a small resource pack to take away.

“We now have 20 more nearly newly-qualified teachers committed to using puppets in their English classes.”

We also run INSET sessions at our venues from time to time – keep an eye on this page for upcoming dates.

We’ll Come to You

We can deliver training in your school to explore ways of using puppetry in your classrooms. We offer whole day, half day or evening slots and can design a session to suit your needs.

Puppets for EYFS and KS1

This session will teach you a range of simple but impressive puppet makes for younger children. The puppets can be adapted for different characters, such as animals.

Shadow Puppets

Learn the different techniques for making shadow puppets and explore how to use them with your pupils. Shadow puppets can be used for storytelling as well as learning about shadow and light.

Table Top Puppets

Learn how to make a person puppet that can be linked to story characters or history topics. 

Your staff will leave the session with example puppets they have made and lots of ideas for teaching the children you work with.

“The workshop was fab, I had a lot of fun and will definitely be looking for opportunities to try out this puppet template with pupils. I’ve never considered marionette puppets before but can see how much fun they can be to make and use.”

Sounds great – how do I book a session?

Cost: Costs are based on groups of up to 20 adults (we can work with more but this will affect the cost).

Two hour session: £250+VAT

Half day session (up to 4 hours): £325+VAT

Whole day session (up to 7 hours): £425+VAT

To enquire about a session please complete the form below.

Teacher CPD Workshop Enquiry Form

If you are interested in booking a CPD training workshop for your staff with us, please complete this enquiry form, giving as much detail about your group, location and requirements. The more information you can give us now, the more quickly we can check availability and confirm a booking with you, but please do not worry if you cannot answer all the questions, we are more than happy to have a chat to help you work out which workshop will be right for your group and you can request a call-back from one of our team on the form below. Please note: completing this form does not constitute a booking. Upon receipt of your completed enquiry form, a member of our team will be in touch by email or phone to discuss your enquiry.

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