Year 1: Fairy Tales and Traditional Tales

Fairy tales and Traditional stories will be our focus in Term 2B. They are fictional stories about magical and imaginary beings (such as witches, giants, fairies or talking animals) and settings. Generally, the stories feature a good character, a bad character, enchantments and special beginning or ending words (Once upon a time…and they lived happily ever after).

Check out the pictures below and see if you recognise any of these famous tales. Here are some questions that you could ask your children as you look through.

What is the setting (where the story is taken place)?

Who is/are the main character(s)?

Who is the good character?

Who is the bad character?

What is the problem of the story?

How is that problem solved?

What happens at the end?

Describe your favourite character(s).

What is your favourite part of the story? Any part that you didn’t enjoy? Why?

If you could ask your favourite character a question, what would it be?

Can you think of a different ending?

Can you think of any traditional tales or fairy tales from your country? Are they similar to these stories? What is the same? What is different?

Check out this website for a vast collection of fairy tales and stories from around the world (texts and videos).

Have a fabulous half-term holiday!

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