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Reading

This week our reading will focus on the Traditional Story Cinderella except for Monday where we have a different fairy tale to learn! 

On Monday our class story for this week is Hansel and Gretel - we are building up our repertoire of fairy  tales in order for us to understand our final class reading book later in the term called Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book?

Hansel and Gretel (Retold by Ronne Randall) I Read Aloud I Classic Tales

Listen to the story then think, discuss and answer the following questions:

Who are the characters in the story? Who is mean and who is good? Why?

Where is the story set?

Are there any other stories that you know that are set in a similar setting? What are they?

Why was the house made of sweets?

Should they have entered the house?

Why did they live happily ever after? 

Optional Reading Activity - Read and Answer the questions about Hansel and Gretel - Three levels of difficulty!

Tuesday 

This week we will be enjoying the traditional tale of Cinderella. Below there is the link to the story of Cinderella which you can read together.  Alternatively you may have your own book at home with the story in that you can enjoy reading!  If you have access to Disney Plus you might even like to enjoy watching the film!

Disney Bedtime Stories | CINDERELLA Short Story in English

Disney Bedtime Stories! Cinderella short story in English!Once upon a time, there was a kind girl named Cinderella. All of the animals loved her ...

Wednesday

Read the story again so that each time it gets a little bit quicker, a little bit more fluent and try to use more expression each time! 

Today we are going to use our inference skills.  Have a look at the pictures below.  How do you think the characters are feeling?  Why? Explain how you know!  (Make sure you use the word because when explaining your thoughts!)

Picture 1:

 

Picture 2:

 

Picture 3:

 

 

Thursday

Today your challenge is to see if you can remember the key points of the story in the correct order.  You could choose to draw a story map drawing the events of the story in order or you could look at the pictures on the worksheet below and see if you can sequence them!

Friday

Can you retell the story of Cinderella without using the book?  You could do this by acting out the story with your family or your toys!  You could make some finger puppets from paper to help you! 

When you retell the story try to make sure you include the key events of the story and see if you can change your voice so you become the characters!

Optional Resources

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