- What is a Fairy tale?
- Sleeping Beauty
- Retelling a tale
- Writing Sleeping Beauty
Poetry/Rhyme of the Week: Three Lullabies (resources)
Discuss the purpose of lullabies. Has anyone got a baby at home who has trouble going to/staying asleep?! Why is sleep important? Children choose their favourite to learn. Can they sing it to a sibling, pet or toy? Sing during the week, ending in everyone falling asleep! You could supplement these with lullabies from home.
Group Reader: Sleeping Beauty
This enchanting fairy tale, retold by Ruth Merttens, provides a decodable version of the story perfect for using with emerging readers. The lively illustrations will engage the children’s interest as they discover the tale of a princess who slept for a hundred years. This book is ideal for using alongside a block of work on fairy tales.
You can purchase printed copies of this Group Reader from Hamilton Education
A traditional version of Sleeping Beauty and
Sleeping Beauty (Hamilton Group Reader) from hamiltoneducation.org
Sleeping Beauty Storytelling video from Hamilton Trust
Sleeping Beauty small world items
Fairy tale role-play equipment
Poetry/Rhyme of the Week: Sniff, Sniff, Sniff (resources)
Introduce on Monday (send a copy home). Enjoy chanting together. Encourage children to help you add some new lines following the pattern. The best stanza for this is the last one, e.g. Sniff, sniff, sniff./ What can you sniff? / A pair of socks (pants, trousers, PE kit, smelly jumper) that never have (has) been/ Anywhere near a washing machine./ That’s what I can sniff. Children will enjoy coming up with new, revolting ideas.
A traditional version of Jack and the Beanstalk
Jim and the Beanstalk by Raymond Briggs
Role-play equipment for Jack’s Farm Shop/Fairy Tale Land
Jack & the Beanstalk small world items
Beans, kitchen towel, plastic bags
Poetry/Rhyme of the Week: Hansel & Gretel (resources)
Introduce on Monday (send a copy home). Enjoy chanting/memorising together, developing movements, gestures and intonation to bring this poem to life. Find an audience and perform with attitude!
A traditional version of Hansel and Gretel
Mixed Up Fairy Tales by Hilary Robinson
Sweet shop role-play items
Ingredients for gingerbread biscuit dough, sweets to decorate biscuits