Year 1 Fairytale Topic

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The Year 1 children at Michael Faraday School have started a new class topic for the spring term learning all about fairytales. Part of this learning will be for the children to be able to recognise a fairytale story, and what makes it different to some of the other books that we read.

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The early part of this learning involved the pupils taking part in a number of different fairytale based learning tasks. A carousel of learning activities was set up. Each table had specific piece of fairytale work for the children to complete.

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One activity required the children to write their own fairytale with the help of a number of key words. A worksheet containing new vocabulary such as curse, wizard or Fairy Godmother was made available. The pupils were asked to write a short story that had a start, middle and an ending.

Another carousel activities involved a fairytale word search challenge. There are many new words that the children will be using as part of this topic over the coming weeks. Once a word had been found on the sheet, the children were asked to explain what it might mean.

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Group reading was a popular activity as part of this learning. A small group of friends took it in turns to read a page from one of their favourite fairytales. The children were encouraged to share ideas about the story and what might be happening in the plot.

A final table activity for this work involved a short book review of a fairytale being written. The children were asked to describe the main characters, as well to provide a summary of the plot.

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