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Teamwork - Respect - Aim High

29th June - 3rd July

Twisted Fairytales 



Task 1: Identify the Ingredients of a Fairytale


This week, we are going to be looking at fairytales. However, they are not normal fairytales... they are fairytales with a twist! 


Can you think of any traditional fairytales that you've heard or read before? Can you think of anything that is the same in those fairytales?


Here are some of the main 'ingredients' of a fairytale...

- Fairytales are usually set in the past, starting with 'Once upon a time...'

- They usually have an enchanted setting, like a woodland, castle or kingdom.

- They usually have a villain and a hero.

- Sometimes, there are unusual characters, like talking animals, giants or witches. 

- In fairytales, there is usually a problem- something goes wrong!

- But, there is usually a solution to the problem, so they normally have a happy ending

- Sometimes, there is a lesson that can be learnt from the story. 


Watch the two videos below. One is a traditional version of Little Red Riding Hood. The other is a twisted version of Little Red Riding Hood. Can you spot the 'ingredients' in each version?

Little Red Riding Hood Story Read Aloud

Little Red Riding Hood - Twisted

What is the same in both versions of Little Red Riding Hood?

What is different? 


Look at the sheet below and draw the main ingredients of the twisted fairytale! Underneath, describe whether this is the same or different to the traditional version.  

Task 2: Sequence a Fairytale 


Watch the twisted version of Little Red Riding Hood again. See if you can tell the story to someone in your family, remembering all the details!


Then, create a comic strip of the story. Can you include speech bubbles? Write a few sentences underneath each section to describe what is happening.


Task 3: Describe Fairytale Characters 


Fairytale characters have good characters and evil characters. Can you think of some good and evil characters in fairytales you've heard or read before? Some commonly found characters in fairytales are witches, princes and princesses, animals, and characters with magical powers. 


Have a go at inventing your very own fairytale character!

Will it be a hero or a villain?

Will it have a magical quality?

What will it look like?

What is its personality like? 

How does it move?


Draw it and label it with descriptive sentences. Include powerful adjectives, verbs and adverbs. If you can, use similes, metaphors and personification.


For example:

Lord Bovington's piercing blue eyes shone magnificently, seeming to flash and glitter with his savage laughter. 


Unlike normal big cats, his rough body slithered silently across the rough ground as
sneakily as an assassin. Each scale perfectly reflected its surroundings, causing it to become almost
invisible to its prey's watchful eyes.