On the Move
Classic Tales

Listen to some classic tales of journeys taken by familiar characters such as Rosie the Hen; The Gruffalo; Little Red Riding Hood; Mr Gumpy; Toad, Mole, Ratty and Badger. Using these tales as starting points, take part in role-plays, make puppets and create your own imaginative journey stories including dance and artwork. Create an ‘On the Move: Book Station’ to relax in and enjoy sharing books about journeys and vehicles.

Session 1 Rosie's Walk

Objectives

Early Learning Goals

  • Listen attentively in a range of situations. Listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what is heard with relevant comments, questions or actions.
  • Follow instructions involving several ideas or actions. Answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about experiences and in response to stories or events.
  • Express yourself effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs. Use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future. Develop own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.
  • Read and understand simple sentences. Use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. Also read some common irregular words. Demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what has been read.
  • Use phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. Also write some irregular common words. Write simple sentences which can be read by you and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.

Teaching and Activities

Listen attentively to anticipate key events in the story of Rosie's Walk. Respond using puppet role-play.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To listen attentively, anticipate key events and respond using puppet role-play demonstrating effective spoken communication and some written and read response.

Children will:

  • Enjoy listening to Rosie’s Walk and Little Red Riding Hood and retell using puppets and role-play.
  • Read and write some prepositions of movement.
  • Begin to understand some simple characteristics of good fiction: good and naughty characters; a problem or difficulty to solve; a beginning and an ending.

You Will Need

  • Hen puppet or soft toy
  • Rosie’s Walk’ by Pat Hutchins (multiple copies)
  • Flash cards for prepositions: across, around, over, past, through, under
  • Puppets:- outline to colour on card of Rosie and Fox
  • Jumbo lolly sticks
  • Mini recordable speech bubbles or cut out speech bubbles
  • Story sack
  • Red cloak

Session 2 The Gruffalo!

Objectives

Early Learning Goals

  • Listen attentively in a range of situations. Listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what is heard with relevant comments, questions or actions.
  • Follow instructions involving several ideas or actions. Answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about experiences and in response to stories or events.
  • Express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs. Use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future. Develop own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.
  • Read and understand simple sentences. Use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. Also read some common irregular words. Demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.
  • Learn about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. Represent ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role-play and stories.

Teaching and Activities

Listen attentively to the story of the Gruffalo and respond using puppet role-play.

Teaching Outcomes:

To listen attentively, anticipate key events and respond using puppet role-play demonstrating effective spoken communication.

Children will:

  • Enjoy listening to The Gruffalo and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, retell using puppets and role-play.
  • Read and write some prepositions of movement.
  • Learn about adjectives.
  • Continue to understand some simple characteristics of good fiction: good and naughty characters; a problem or difficulty to solve; a beginning and an ending.

You Will Need

  • Plain paper bags: Wooden spoons
  • Multiple copies of The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and soft toys/puppets to represent the characters
  • Story sack

Session 3 Mr Gumpy’s Motor Car

Objectives

Early Learning Goals

  • Listen attentively in a range of situations. Listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what is heard with relevant comments, questions or actions. Give attention to what others say and respond appropriately, while engaged in another activity.
  • Follow instructions involving several ideas or actions. Answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about experiences and in response to stories or events.
  • Express yourself effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs. Use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future. Develop own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.
  • Read and understand simple sentences. Use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. Also read some common irregular words. Demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.
  • Use phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. Also write some irregular common words. Write simple sentences which can be read by you and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.

Teaching and Activities

Create and record you own narrative to ‘Mr Gumpy’s Motor Car’ adding in your own experiences of car journeys.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To create and record their own narratives in response to ‘Mr Gumpy’s Motor Car’ and their own experiences of car journeys.

Children will:

  • Enjoy listening to ‘Mr Gumpy’s Motor Car’ and retell to create class story map.
  • Create their own imaginative narratives about a journey by car and record as a story map, with some text.
  • Retell their narrative using story map and resources.

Provided Resources

This session does not need any provided resources.

You Will Need

  • Puppets/soft toys to represent the passengers in Mr Gumpy’s Motor Car’ by John Burningham and copies of book
  • A copy of Mr Gumpy’s Outing and Oi! Get off our Train by John Burningham
  • Selection of small world characters, farm animals, wild animals, puppets, toys
  • Playdough
  • Model vehicles

Weblinks

There are no weblinks needed for this session.

Session 4 The Wind in the Willows

Objectives

Early Learning Goals

  • Listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what is heard with relevant comments, questions or actions.
  • Express yourself effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs. Use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future. Develop own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.
  • Sing songs, make music and dance and experiment with ways of changing them. Safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.
  • Learn about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. Represent ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role-play and stories.

Teaching and Activities

Listen attentively to the story of Wind in the Willows, and respond to the story using role-play, songs and models.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To listen attentively, anticipate key events and respond to the story using role-play, songs and models.
  • To report back to class demonstrating effective spoken communication.

Children will:

  • Investigate modes of travelling from The Wind in the Willows.
  • Communicate their findings clearly using role-play, mime and song.

You Will Need

  • The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  • The Wind In The Willows - The Original Movie (Digitally Restored Edition - 2013) with David Jason
  • Puppets/soft toys to represent the 4 main characters: Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad
  • Role play masks
  • Picnic basket, rug and simple picnic food