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English 9.30 - 10.30 am

This week our story is Little Red Riding Hood - Did you enjoy listening to the story yesterday? Listen to another version of the story again today with your family. Look out for the ending!

Little Red Riding Hood Story

Character sorting activity - some good adjectives you could use in your writing to describe the main characters

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 there lived a little girl called Little Red Riding Hood. Everybody called her that because she wore a red cape. One day her mummy asked her to take a basket of juicy fruit to grandmas because she was feeling poorly. So she set off through the woods, it was a lovely, sunny day and she skipped happily along the path. Suddenly a big, hairy wolf jumped out from behind one of the tall trees!  "Where are you going?" said the wolf in a sly voice. "I am going to take this fruit to my sick grandma" replied Red Riding Hood. 

"Why don't you pick her some beautiful flowers to cheer her up?" What a good idea she thought and off she went. The wolf was very cunning and he only said this so he could get to grandmas house first, he wanted to trick her!



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. big, ugly troll. 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.

Use the word mat below to help you with your writing.
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