Once upon a time …. this week marks the annual National Story Telling Week. Everyone loves a good story and this is your chance to tell your favourite story, at home, at school or wherever you would like.
We often celebrate National Story Week by wrapping up warm, gathering around a roaring campfire in our woods and sharing our favourite stories, while enjoying hot chocolate and muffins. But what are our recommendations for the best stories to share around the campfire?
Little Red Riding Hood. The story of a little girl dressed in red, a sweet old Grandma and a wolf, who is an expert in disguise but not so quick to escape from the woodcutter.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The story of a family of bears living happily in the woods until they receive a visit from a girl with golden locks who simply can’t make her mind up.The Gruffalo. The story of a brave, clever mouse who meets The Gruffalo and survives to tell the tale. “There’s no such as a Gruffalo!” shout the children before checking anxiously all around just to make sure.
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. The story about a magical forest, magical creatures and the sort of wardrobe we would all like in our bedroom.Hansel and Gretel. The story of a brother and sister who stick together, a hungry witch and a house made of sweets The latter would be a perfect addition to any woods we think.
The Stick Man. Another Julia Donaldson story, about an ordinary stick who is really a stick man and goes on an adventure.Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. The story of a beautiful princess, a rotten apple and seven crazy little men, who love to sing Hi Ho wherever they go. Winnie the Pooh. The story about the adventures of a lovable bear with very little brains and his rather eccentric friends.
Rapunzel. The story about about a princess who is long overdue for a haircut, a brave prince, an out of control wood and a tower, which offers the perfect view of the wood and the surrounding countryside.
Room on a Broom The story of a rather accident prone witch and her friends. They have an adventure and then ‘whoosh they are gone”.
Which stories would you add to our list, please let us know.
A big thank you to the pupils in J1 and J2 at The Mount Junior School for their help with this blog. Pictures by Chloe, Kyra, Ellie and Florence.