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Classroom Frame

KS1 'Once Upon a Time..' Workshop

Introducing our story starter session for KS1 pupils! Discover the tools behind creating a story, explore sequence of events and identify with characters through role play. Your pupils will:

  • Be introduced to the concept of Beginning, Middle and End
  • Connect a storyline by retelling fairy stories and considering their particular characteristics.
  • Identify with characters in storytelling through role-play
  • Work together to conquer Shrek’s Spelling Bee
  • Perform a short story

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Pupils should be taught to:

  • Participate in discussions, presentations, performances , role play, improvisations and debates
  • Listen and respond appropriately to adults and their peers

Pupils should be taught to:

Develop pleasure in reading, motivation to read, vocabulary and understanding by:

  • Becoming familiar with key stories, fairy stories and traditional tales, retelling them and considering their particular characteristics.
  • Discussing the sequence of events and how items of information are related.
Sleeping beauty at Shrek

KS2 'Imagining Fairy Tales' Workshop

Reflecting on the experience pupils will explore traditional fairy tale tropes, characters and ways to subvert them. Who were the ‘heroes’ they made friends with along the way and which ‘villains’ did they outwit?

Your pupils will:

  • Identify the conflict, climax and resolution in their adventure to Far Far Away
  • Discuss the characters they met and their role within the story
  • Identify the Heroes and Villains of the story and interpret their mannerisms through role-play
  • Explore the role of setting in a story and how characters may react to new scenarios
  • Create their own fairy tale ending to the adventure

National curriculum links include

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Participate in discussions, presentations, performances , role play, improvisations and debates
  • Listen and respond appropriately to adults and their peers
  • Ask relevant questions to extend their understanding and knowledge
  • Maintain attention and participate actively in collaborative conversations, staying on topic and initiating and responding to comments.

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Understand what they read by:
  • Drawing inferences such as inferring characters feelings thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence
  • Predicting what might happened from details stated and implied
  • Recognise themes in what they read, such as triumph of good over evil or the use of magical devices in fairy stories and folk tales

Pupils should be encouraged to:

  • Use drama approaches to understand how to perform plays and poems to support their understanding of the meaning

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Draft and write narratives by creating settings, characters and plot.