Stinky Cheeseman and the Treasure Hunt

Storyphones are very robust headsets with a built in MP3 player. They are wire free, switch accessible and have remote control facility

Willow Dene Primary School is a primary special school in Plumstead in Greenwich. It caters for children aged three to eleven with complex physical and medical disabilities and learning disabilities. A key concern for staff is to make children as independent as possible.

Teachers at the school have been using StoryPhones to support literacy lessons in Key Stage 2. This works well because it helps children to develop their concentration skills and their ability to visualise a story while listening to it.

The children had been working on the story of The Stinky Cheese Man by Jon Scieszka. The teacher created an audio treasure hunt which the children could follow on their StoryPhones Headsets. She had hidden pictures of the Stinky Cheese Man around the outdoor area of the school.

On the back of each picture was a letter. When the children had found all the pictures they put the letters together to see what word they could make.

The children worked together in pairs or small groups and managed to do the treasure hunt independently without referring to their teacher every few minutes.


Advantages of this activity

• Listening and attention skills
• Spoken communication skills
• Comprehension
• Reading
• Social skills

You could
• Get the children to listen to a story and then draw their version of the characters or action and compare with the original
• Get children to record what they are seeing/ doing and play it back
• Create a story with puppets and props and get the children to match up the props with the story
• Record atmospheric music which can be played at a particular point in the story
• Record prompts to help a child remember sequences or what he has to do next

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