Telling Tales!

posted 26 Feb 2013, 12:08 by   [ updated 26 Feb 2013, 12:09 ]
As part of our learning about traditional tales and Little Red Riding Hood, we have been thinking a lot about how these stories were first made. We have found out that unlike lots of stories today, they were not written down for a very long time and people used to have to remember the story to tell to other people. 

We have also found out that these stories are hundreds of years old and were told to children to make them have fun, but also to warn them about some of the dangers in the forests around where they live, especially the dangerous animals like wolves.

To help us think about how these stories might have been told, we have been listening to Mr Budge telling us a different traditional tale each day. Just the way they would have been told hundreds of years ago. So far we have listened to Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs and the Gingerbread Man. It is really exciting listening to these stories because we can make the classroom a little dark, just so it is like being around a camp fire and there are lots of different actions and words we can join in with. However, we are not sure who likes them the most, us or Mr Budge!

Every day, after we have listened to the story, we get to choose 
the story we are going to listen to the next day. Tomorrow we are going to be telling the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, which we are all excited about! We can’t wait to think about what story we might choose after that. What do you think it might be? We also can’t wait to take the part of the storytellers ourselves and tell the class our own exciting traditional tales. 

If anyone else would like to join in our storytelling and visit 1JB to tell us a traditional tale they might know and enjoy, we would be really excited and interested to listen and take part. So, maybe you could be brave like Red Riding Hood and pay us a visit and, don’t be frightened, we are not like the Big Bad Wolf and promise we won’t bite!