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English 9.30-10.30

This week our story is Goldilocks and the 3 Bears - Did you enjoy listening to the story yesterday? Listen to another version of the story again today with your family. 

Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Oxbridge Baby

Now spend time discussing this version of the story. Was it the same as yesterdays?

How do traditional stories usually begin? - 'Once upon a time'

How do they end? - They lived happily ever after. Did this version of the story have the same ending as yesterdays story?

Talk about the characters in the story, how many characters are there? Are there good and bad characters? Re-tell the story again to someone in your family, can you remember what happens at the beginning, in the middle and at the end?

Today I would like you to try and write the start of the story. This is an example of what you could write. I would like you to use some adjectives in your writing. Note how I have highlighted the adjectives in Red, adjectives are used to describe things and they make your writing much more interesting to read. I would also like you try and use some conjunctions - and, but, because, so. These are in Green. Conjunctions join two short sentences together to make a long sentence.


Once upon a time deep in the woods, there lived three bears. Daddy bear, mummy bear and baby bear. One day daddy bear made some porridge but it was too hot 'Let's go for a walk he said and let the porridge cool down'. Off they went but whilst they were out a little girl called Goldilocks arrived at the old cottage. She had long, golden hair and wore a blue dress. Goldilocks could smell the delicious porridge and decided to go into the bears house. First she tried daddy bears porridge, 'Oh that's too hot!' she shouted. Then she tried mummy bears porridge, 'Oh that's too cold' she said. Finally she tried baby bears porridge, 'mmmm this is delicious!' she said to herself and she ate it all up! Goldilocks wanted to have a sit down because her legs were tired......



Remember punctuation -  capital letters and full stops. Yellow group you could try using commas , these can be used to split 2 adjectives together for eg. long, curly hair

Also think about using speech marks -we use these when somebody is speaking - some children last week tried to use speech marks, well done!


Yellow and Red - I would like you to try and write at least half a page re-telling the beginning of the story, remember to use conjunctions, adjectives and punctuation.

Green group - can you write some sentences re-telling the start of the story.

Blue group - I would like you to try and write 1 or 2 sentences about what happened at the beginning of the story.


If you have a printer you could write on the paper below, otherwise just write in your book - remember to write the date and title.

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