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Traditional Tales

This week we are going to start a new Literacy topic, looking at traditional tales.  I am sure you are familiar with the story, 'The Three Little Pigs'.  Well, we are also going to be reading the story, 'The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig'.  I am sure you will enjoy this story.

 

Monday

Today, you are going to remind yourself of the story, 'The Three Little Pigs'.  You may have this story in a book at home, in which case, read the story to yourself or to an adult.  If you don't have this story, then you can listen to this version on YouTube:

 

Now that you are familiar with the story of 'The Three Little Pigs', think about the characters in the story.

Which characters are the 'good' characters?

Which character is the 'bad' character?

Can you think of any other stories which have similar good and bad characters?

Which other stories do you know where the bad character is punished in the end?

Once you have thought about these questions, I would like you to complete this reading comprehension about 'The Three Little Pigs'.

Choose the level which you think suits your reading ability.

Tuesday

Today, we are going to listen to the story 'The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig'.  This story is readily available on YouTube, but this version is quite nice:

 

Once you have listened to the story, I would like you to think about these questions:

Which characters are the 'good' characters?

Which character is the 'bad' character?

How is this story similar to 'The 3 Little Pigs' story?

How is this story different to 'The 3 Little Pigs' story?

Use the worksheet to write down some similarities and differences between the two stories.

 

Wednesday

Today we are going to be thinking about how stories are written, and how sentences are put together to make them sound more interesting. 

First of all, we are going to learn about conjunctions

Read through the teaching slide-show, to find out about using the conjunctions 'and', 'but', 'or' and 'so'.  Make sure you click the 'exercise' and 'challenge' buttons at the bottom of the screen, to complete the different exercises. 

You can also have a go at this interactive teaching resource: 
Finally, use the worksheet to have a go using conjunctions to complete some sentences. 

Thursday

Today, we are going to continue learning about conjunctions.

Begin by working through this slide-show.  Don't forget to click on the 'exercise' and 'challenge' buttons at the bottom of the screen to see the exercises for you to complete.

 

Next, have a go at this interactive teaching activity:
Finally, complete this worksheet, where you will need to choose a conjunction and finish each sentence.

Friday

Today, we are going to see if we can use all that we have learnt about conjunctions, to write a description of a picture. Look at the picture below.

This picture is from 'The 3 Little Wolves' story.  I am sure you recognise the characters, and can remember from which part of the story this picture comes from.  I want to write some sentences about the picture.  I could say:

       The rhinoceros gave the wolves some chains.

However, I could make the sentence even better, by adding a conjunction with some more information. So I could write:

    The rhinoceros gave the wolves some chains because he was kind and generous.

Think about how you could make this sentence better by adding a conjunction and some extra information:

  The wolves were happy that the rhinoceros was helping them.

You could use the conjunction 'but'.

The wolves were happy that the rhinoceros was helping them but were worried that the big, bad wolf might turn up.

Here are some more sentences which describe what is happening in the picture, but which use a conjunction in each sentence:

 

 

      The wolves felt happy when they had finished building their new house.

    The wolves could use metal plates or iron bars to build their house.

    The rhinoceros carried heavy chains and padlocks in his strong arms.

    The wolves will finish building their house if they work hard.

 

Look at the pictures in the document below.  Choose the picture you like best. Your activity today, is to write some sentences describing what is happening in one picture.  However, you must try to use some sentences which include conjunctions.  Try to use a variety of different conjunctions.  You do not have to use a conjunction in every sentence, but the aim is to show you can use a variety of conjunctions to make your writing sound even more interesting.

Do please send a photo, or a typed version, of your writing to your teacher.  We would love to read your descriptions.

 

 

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