The story of the Little Red Hen has been keeping Year 1 busy during our literacy lessons. Each character in the story has their own reason for not helping out the little red hen. We have been using this theme to create our own ideas, explaining why we think the characters are not helping out their friend. We have developed this idea a stage further, and produced our own stories based on the book. This time the other animals are very helpful, agreeing to share the farm workload amongst themselves. The children have been inspired to make their own finger puppets of each animal. We have used these to perform the story to the rest of the class.