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Welcome to our archive of free storytelling and learning resources!

Browse our recent stories below, or search by title or learning outcome.

How to search by learning outcome:

For best results, be as specific as you can! Search for objectives/outcomes, not subjects.

For example…

  1. instead of “geography” type “maps”
  2. instead of “numeracy” type “counting in steps”
  3. instead of “literacy” type “persuasive writing”

When results appear, we recommend choosing a story which you know will appeal to your class’ interests, and/or one which matches a theme for your term’s curriculum (e.g. animals, WW2, etc).

Optional: After choosing a story, scroll down to the Epic Learning Resources and click “Chapter Headings”. This will help you find teachers discussing exactly how to use that story for your desired learning outcome.

Seeing “we don’t seem to have a story on that outcome”? It may be that our search isn’t working properly… or that you need to request a future story! Contact us to let us know what you’re trying to teach, and we’ll find a story for you.

Olaf's simple life is turned upside-down when the goat he cares for is distracted by a field of sweet-tasting flowers. But help arrives for Olaf – from a very unexpected source...

While our website is still in development, please scroll to the bottom of this page for our Epic Learning resources including a PDF and mp3 downloads, and the Epic Learning Podcast discussing the learning outcomes in this story – from literacy to numeracy and beyond!
In the UK, a week in November is given to discuss bullying. Stories provide a safe space to explore this sensitive topic, and none moreso than the "origin" story of southern US folklore's undisputed hero!

But at the start of this story, Brer Bunny (aka Brer Rabbit) doesn't seem all that heroic...

To hear the end of this tale, your young learners will need to complete our Epic Challenge – while hitting a Literacy objective at the same time! In this video, we ask them to write a letter to Brer Bunny as Tortoise, Wolf, or Bison.

While our website is still in development, please note you can send your Epic Challenge responses by clicking here or visiting epictales.co.uk/challenge.

Please also scroll to the bottom of this page for our Epic Learning resources including a PDF and mp3 downloads, and the Epic Learning Podcast discussing the learning outcomes in this story – from literacy to numeracy and beyond!
On 11th November, countries worldwide mark Armistice Day to remember the sacrifices made by soldiers.

To help you sensitively explore themes of remembrance with your children, we have a story from renowned actor Jane Bower – but is there any truth to it?

To find out, your young learners will need to complete our Epic Challenge to win the end of the story, while hitting a Literacy objective at the same time! In this video, we ask them to make a poster to convince someone either to join the army or not.

While our website is still in development, please note you can send your Epic Challenge responses by clicking here or visiting epictales.co.uk/challenge.

Please also scroll to the bottom of this page for our Epic Learning resources including a PDF and mp3 downloads, and the Epic Learning Podcast discussing the learning outcomes in this story – from literacy to numeracy and beyond!
Bonfire Night is typically a celebration of light in the darkness, albeit with undertones of treason and plot. All these themes are shared with your young learners in this hilarious yet mysterious Epic Tale...

Keep track of your Georges!

Afterwards, your young learners will be fired up to attempt our Epic Challenge – meaning they win the end of the story, and hit a Literacy objective at the same time! In this video, we ask them to turn a word of their choice into a piece of art.

While our website is still in development, please note you can send your Epic Challenge responses by clicking here or visiting epictales.co.uk/challenge.

Please also scroll to the bottom of this page for our Epic Learning resources including a PDF and mp3 downloads, and the Epic Learning Podcast discussing the learning outcomes in this story – from literacy to numeracy and beyond!
October ends with Halloween, but this is just the "Christmas Eve" of All Saints' Day – a celebration of how incredible human beings can be.

So to help your young learners see how incredible THEY can be, we're sharing a true story written by a saint... about two others saints!

Afterwards, your young learners will be fired up to attempt our Epic Challenge – meaning they win the end of the story, and hit a Literacy objective at the same time!

While our website is still in development, please note you can send your Epic Challenge responses by clicking here or visiting epictales.co.uk/challenge.

Please also scroll to the bottom of this page for our Epic Learning resources including a PDF and mp3 downloads, and the Epic Learning Podcast discussing the learning outcomes in this story – from literacy to numeracy and beyond!
October is a fairy, spooky, musical month! After beginning with National Poetry Day, World Singing Day is slap in the middle... and at the end is Halloween!

So we celebrate **all three** in this Epic Tale – or rather, this Epic Ballad! Your young learners can join Chip and Tails (his guitar) for a musical interpretation of one well-known fairy tale that doesn't exactly end happily ever after...

...and afterwards, your young learners will be fired up to attempt our Epic Challenge – meaning they win the end of the story, and hit a Literacy objective at the same time!

In this vid, we invite them to send us their spooky poems – and in return, we'll turn them into spooky songs!

While our website is still in development, please note you can send your Epic Challenge responses by clicking here or visiting epictales.co.uk/challenge.

Please also scroll to the bottom of this page for our Epic Learning resources including a PDF and mp3 downloads, and the Epic Learning Podcast discussing the learning outcomes in this story – from literacy to numeracy and beyond!
It's World Space Week! And long before any human set foot on the Moon, the Mexicans knew that the Sun had asked to marry her – but she didn't *quite* give him the answer he expected...

Introduce your young learners to these celestial characters, and you'll have them fired up to attempt our cosmic Epic Challenge – meaning they win the end of the story, and hit a Literacy objective at the same time!

While our website is still in development, please note you can send your Epic Challenge responses by clicking here or visiting epictales.co.uk/challenge.

Please also scroll to the bottom of this page for our Epic Learning resources including a PDF and mp3 downloads, and the Epic Learning Podcast discussing the learning outcomes in this story – from literacy to numeracy and beyond!

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