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Barrow Hedges Primary School

Can I Tell You a Story? - Summer 1

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After all of our learning about plants and growing before the holidays, the children were very excited to return to school to see if our beans and seeds had grown.

We read the story 'Jack and the Beanstalk' and learnt about traditional stories.

We are learning to retell stories using familiar story language and talk about characters and main events.

We learnt about traditional stories and how in other books the characters and main event are the same, but the words and pictures might be a little bit different. We wrote a list of all the characters and props we would need in our small world story tray and role-play giants castle.

We ordered pictures from the beginning, middle and end of the story. We told the story in our own words, using props and characters, remembering the familiar story language.


We took on the role of different characters, pretending to climb the 'beanstalk' in the garden while using familiar story language.

We have been using different media to create our own beanstalk. It grew taller and taller until a giant appeared at the top. We found his footprints in Nursery the next day. It was magical!


We learnt how to measure the height of our beanstalk in non-standard measures and spent a long time build with different construction materials to create models that were 'taller' and 'shorter.' We are learning to use mathematical language to describe measurements.




Now we can use story language to tell our own stories, and talk about characters, settings and events.