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Traditional stories (KS1 resources)

Explore traditional stories in KS1 and KS2 wth our story planning worksheets, story mountain templates and character profiles.

30 resources
Retelling traditional talesNew!
This resource guides children on how to rewrite a familiar tale,  … read more
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Building Stories - a DreamWorks Tours: Shrek's Adventure! London resource
Step into story construction! Students will discover the tools  … read more
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Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 | Reading comprehension | Writing composition
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Goram and Ghyston - asking questions
A question writing task on the book Goram and Ghyston, The Bristol  … read more
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The bravest warrior – an Iron Age tale
An example of a tale which would have been told in ancient times  … read more
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Sequencing events of Little Red Riding Hood
A simple activity to order the events of this well known story.  … read more
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Getting a sense of events – Little Red Riding Hood
Taking a single event from the story and focusing on how an individual  … read more
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Write your own legend – castle setting
Use the planning grid to help structure and formulate ideas for  … read more
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Story dice – characters
Cut and stick this simple dice template to create a your story  … read more
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Fairy tale writing (with a twist!)
Examples of different and unusual techniques to start a fairy  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Writing composition
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Story mountain - Little Red Riding Hood
Children sequence the events from this well known story by placing  … read more
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Postcard from a character - Little Red Riding Hood
A detailed planning sheet and writing frame for a postcard to  … read more
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Character sequencing – 'Thumbelina'
Click and drag to sequence the character tiles to show the order  … read more
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The hungry wolf
Writing from an alternative viewpoint. A simple story plan to  … read more
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Goodies and baddies - conflicts and resolutions
What will happen in your story? An introductory lesson activity  … read more
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Characters' thoughts: Snow white
Read the thought bubbles. Can you match the thought to the correct  … read more
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Fable planning grid
A very useful fable planning grid!  … read more
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Fairy tale captions
Write a caption for each picture. The resource is from A&C Black's  … read more
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Y1 | Writing composition
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Little Red Riding Hood - my version
A super chart for using the structure of Little Red Riding Hood  … read more
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Stepmother's feelings!
A fun grid for children to complete from the point of view of  … read more
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Grandma's bedroom!
A lovely creative exercise. Complete the sentences to describe  … read more
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Y2 | Writing composition
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Wolf stories
This PowerPoint provides prompts and supports pupils in investigating  … read more
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Aesop's Fables – cartoon sequencing
A super resource pack. Five different fables to recreate as a  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Writing composition
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Goldilocks
A Clicker paint resource! Ask children to recreate this well  … read more
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Planning a fairy tale
A useful prompt sheet to use or display when studying a unit  … read more
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Plan a fable
Write an alternative story for the fable 'The lion and the mouse'  … read more
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The Three Little Pigs – create a story board
Create a story board to retell the story pictorially. Includes  … read more
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Wanted: fairy tale character
Wanted poster. Draw and describe your fairy tale character.  … read more
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Describe Cinderella
A lovely worksheet where words can be selected to describe a  … read more
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Ladies and gentlemen...
A fun resource encouraging pupils to think of exciting names  … read more
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Comparing Cinderella characters
A lovely worksheet for drawing and choosing adjectives to describe  … read more
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