Parkfield Primary School HALF TERM HOMEWORK ACTIVITIES Spring Term 2015 Monday 16th – Friday 20th February 2015 Year 1 OUR TOPIC FOR NEXT TERM IS TRADITIONAL FAIRY TALES Activities you might like to try during the holidays to help prepare for our new topic Read, watch or listen to as many traditional fairy tales as you can. Check out these titles: Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Hansel and Gretel. There are so many more! Find out about traditional tales from around the world- ask your family members about traditional tales from where they grew up. (Be aware that traditional fairy tales are often oral stories, and may not have been written down. Instead, they will have been told out loud, and passed down through generations.) Begin to collect lists of good and bad characters in different stories, and the different settings for these stories. Stories related to our new topic: some ‘twisted’ fairy tales. Revolting Rhymes- Roald Dahl & Quentin Blake Goldilocks on CCTV- John Agard Prince Cinders- Babette Cole Snow White In New York- Fiona French The Princess and the Pea- Mini Grey The True Story of the Three Little Pigs- Jon Scieszka & Lane Smith Creating a Learning Corner We have had a discussion in our class about creating a new learning corner relating to our topic. We have decided to create fairy tale village, with a castle, and houses and homes of the characters. There may even be a spooky wood! Here are some ideas to help you plan: Collect pictures that might help you create your area. Visit the library to research the facts about our topic. Record what you find out and bring back to school. Red, watch or listen on the internet http://www.eastoftheweb.com/shortstories/Collections/ClasFair.shtml http://www.childrenstory.com/tales/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories http://video.nhptv.org/program/folk-talesfairy-tales-fables/ What you need to bring back to school Create a picture or painting or diorama of a setting from a traditional fairy tale.