B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure
B4SchoolFUN - A Children's Television Initiative by The Sydney Props Group of Companies

A Children’s Television Initiative

Alphabet Adventure is a series of 26 x 10 minute shows designed to help preschool children quickly develop reading, comprehension and numeracy skills.

Each episode focusses on one letter of the alphabet and uses sight word recognition, pronunciation, symbol and contextual imagery, oral vocabulary and comprehension to aid understanding.

Numeracy is addressed using simple number concepts, patterns, measurement and shape.

Each episode is an exploration of concepts within a framework that incorporates story telling, puppetry, song and dance, craft and appreciation of the natural environment.

B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure

The Cast

The format of each show follows a series of story-connected segments presented by host Miss Georgie (Georgie Elvy) playing a school teacher and supported by cast of characters including:

Principal Pete (Peter Henwood) school principal
Yaw (Yaw Glymin) host, music arts and craft
Charmaine (Charmaine Lett) host, arts and crafts
Max Music (Jeff Camilleri) music teacher
Magic Mel (Melanie Holden) head of the school IT

A supporting part is also played by Copy Cat, a character who’s role it is to help reinforce ideas and improve memory retention.

Each show will feature child actors interacting with the principal cast in activities such as craft, natural world studies and story time.

The show will also feature the following puppetted characters: Roo Blue (Blue Kangaroo), Missy Mu (Red Emu), Snooze (Koala) and Ollie (Owl)

B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure
B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure

The Idea

Within the framework of the 26 letters of the Alphabet our educational modules embrace age appropriate, gentle introduction of educational objectives with literacy, numeracy, science, drama, movement and creative arts and craft.

Our targeted pre-schoolercourse is designed to introduce Fun as the centre of learning. Our program encourages the family and preschool community to engage and share the fun of learning.

Each episode is a dynamic exploration that starts with a specific letter of the alphabet and develops to incorporate ideas about word usage, song and dance, introducing literacy numeracy, appreciation of the natural world and the living things that inhabit it.

The modules strongly reinforce the sense of warmth and community essential to preschool.

The Idea

Within the framework of the 26 letters of the Alphabet our educational modules embrace age appropriate, gentle introduction of educational objectives with literacy, numeracy, science, drama, movement and creative arts and craft.

Our targeted pre-schoolercourse is designed to introduce Fun as the centre of learning. Our program encourages the family and preschool community to engage and share the fun of learning.

Each episode is a dynamic exploration that starts with a specific letter of the alphabet and develops to incorporate ideas about word usage, song and dance, introducing literacy numeracy, appreciation of the natural world and the living things that inhabit it.

The modules strongly reinforce the sense of warmth and community essential to preschool.

B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure

The Content

Concepts relating to friendship, kindness, forgiveness and understanding are explored within the framework of onscreen character interactions and higher level concepts such as respect, motivation, self esteem and reward are also explained and reinforced via story tasks and character development.

This development, whereby a particular character shows growth in response to kindness and mentoring, is a constant evolving narrative through the series.

Yaw Glymin
B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure - Fun is a reoccurring theme!

FUN is a reoccurring theme

The emphasis is on Fun and Learning and each show is shaped stylistically through the use of colour, shape and wonderfully themed environments.

The series will feature original music specially written for each segment and incorporate the talents of local artists.

FUN is a reoccurring theme

The emphasis is on Fun and Learning and each show is shaped stylistically through the use of colour, shape and wonderfully themed environments.

The series will feature original music specially written for each segment and incorporate the talents of local artists.

B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure - Fun is a reoccurring theme!

Sydney Props Group

Production of Alphabet Adventure will leverage the resources of the Sydney Props Group and make extensive use of the studio complex and prop and set making facility.

Sydney Props has 8 studios, including green screen and soundproof studios, as well as full production crew.

B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure - The Sydney Props Group
B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure - The Sydney Props Group

Sydney Props Group

Production of Alphabet Adventure will leverage the resources of the Sydney Props Group and make extensive use of the studio complex and prop and set making facility.

Sydney Props has 8 studios, including green screen and soundproof studios, as well as full production crew.

B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure - The Style

The Style

The visual style of each episode is heavily influenced by a specific theme. Energetic and uplifting songs are staged in colourful sets, some stylised like a 50’s Diner, a Pirate Ship or lush Jungle.

Each show will feature four 1 minute songs that reinforce and add emphasis to the themes and ideas being presented. In most cases these song and dance numbers include the active participation of the young members of the cast.

Content will include segments on:

Literacy
Numeracy
The Natural World
Music and Dance
Drama
Arts and Craft

Educational Outcomes

  • Letter and word recognition.
  • Pronunciation.
  • Real world objects and their names.
  • Love of reading.
  • Numbers, counting and simple maths.
  • Place and location, home and safety.
  • Children associate learning as fun and develop fundamental skills in literacy, numeracy, art and craft, science, movement and song.
  • Empathy, respect and responsibility.
  • A sense of community.
  • Foster curiosity, discovery, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence and imagination.
B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure - Educational Outcomes
B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure - Educational Outcomes

Educational Outcomes

  • Letter and word recognition.
  • Pronunciation.
  • Real world objects and their names.
  • Love of reading.
  • Numbers, counting and simple maths.
  • Place and location, home and safety.
  • Children associate learning as fun and develop fundamental skills in literacy, numeracy, art and craft, science, movement and song.
  • Empathy, respect and responsibility.
  • A sense of community.
  • Foster curiosity, discovery, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence and imagination.
B4School FUN - Collaboration

Collaboration

B4SchoolFUN Alphabet Adventure is a co-production between The Sydney Props Group, Acts on Show and Can’t Be Stopped Productions and Management.

The show is a collaborative effort with the creative input of many people including:

Greg Hancock
Peter Henwood
Ciaran Jordan
Georgie Elvy
Melanie Holden
Jeff Camilleri
Mitchell Hancock

The Sydney Props Group incorporates five entities:
Sydney Props Specialists
Custom Elements
Chair Cover Candelabra
Sydney Props Photo Studios
Sydney Event Services

Production Principals

Greg Hancock – Managing Director
Craig Watson – General Manager
EnayatKhan – Financial Controller
Annabelle Elvy – Studio Manager/Production Manager
Paul Wells – Production Design

B4School FUN - Alphabet Adventure