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Teamwork - Respect - Aim High

6th July - 10th July

Fabulous Fairytales

Part 2


Task 1: Plan Your Own Fairytale


This week, you are going to plan and write your very own version of a fairytale! Firstly, remind yourself of last week's learning...


What is a fairytale?

What are the ingredients of a fairytale?

What kind of characters do you find?


Re-watch the video of The Three Billy Goats Gruff that you saw last week.

The Three Billy Goats Gruff


Now, watch a different version of the story...

Billy Dogs Gruff by Ruth Merttens and Jackie Abey

The Three Billy Dogs Gruff



What is the same in the two versions?

What is different?

Now it's your turn to create your own version of a fairytale that's a little bit different!


Step 1: Choose a fairytale that you really like. It could be The Three Billy Goats Gruff or Little Red Riding Hood that you looked at last week.


Step 2: Choose ONE thing to change to make it your own. You could change the character - maybe there's a big bad dinosaur instead of a big bad wolf! Maybe there aren't three little pigs but three little mice! Or, you could change the setting - maybe instead of a cottage in the forest, Grandma lives in a treehouse or up a mountain! 


Choose one of the templates below to help you plan your own fairytale version. 

Task 2: Write Your Own Fairytale


Now, use your finished plan to tell your story to someone in your family. Remember to start with 'Once upon a time...'


Now, it's time to write your fairytale using super sentences! Use your plan and the word mats below to help you. 

Task 3: Edit and Publish Your Fairytale


Read your finished fairytale very carefully out loud. Check:


- Does every sentence make sense?

- Are there any spelling mistakes?

- Have I used capital letters, full stops and commas correctly?

- Have I used any exclamation marks or question marks?

- Can I make any of my sentences even better by using an adjective or different sentence opener?



Once you have checked and edited your writing, you can write your best copy! There are some templates you could use below, or you could make your own. You could draw a picture to go with your story as well. 


Then, take a picture and email it to your teacher to see!