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The highlight of our topic this half term was a visit to the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford to see Peter Pan.  Back at school we have been writing recounts of our visit to the pantomime and using our voices and different instruments to enhance our own performances on the stage in our role play area.

We have been listening to lots of different traditional tales and fairy stories and making up our own.  We are focusing on Peter Pan, which is set in London, and learning about the various buildings and landmarks found there.

To download a copy of the parent topic sheet and the holiday homework please click on one of the links below.

Year One arrived at school the other day to discover that someone had been in their classroom!  Using the clues left behind the children decided it must have been a pirate.  There was a letter from Captain Hook telling us that he had 'FOUND' some treasure and asking us to hide it for him. There was a class discussion about what we should do.  The children had some amazing ideas.

"We can't hide the treasure because its stolen."

"Captain Hook might have stolen it."

"He didn't find it, we need to tell the police."

We decided that the right thing to do would be to tell the police and ask them to return the treasure to it's rightful owner.  The children wrote letters to Batley Police station asking for their help.



Can you tell who these shadows belong to?  

In smart time we have been making shadow puppet theatres.

We have been writing recounts of our visit to see the pantomime, we have described Peter Pan and other characters and written diaries as though we were different characters from the story.

Year 2 have written their own version of a pirate poem and performed it for year one

Click the links below for websites you and your child may find interesting and useful

Online Stories

Stories on Vimeo

 Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell

Owl Babies by Martin Waddell

Noah’s Ark by Lucy Cousins

This is Our House by Michael Rosen

Handa’s Hen by Eileen Browne

Tucker’s Spooky Halloween by Leslie McGuirk

Hooray for Fish! by Lucy Cousins

You’re All My Favorites by Sam McBratney

Penguin by Polly Dunbar

A Field Full of Horses by Petr Hansard

Goodnight, Harry by Kim Lewis

Silly Suzy Goose by Peter Horacek

The Ravenous Beast by Niamh Sharkey

Big Blue Whale by Nicola Davies

Some Dogs Do by Jez Alborough

Ho, Ho, Ho, Tucker! by Leslie McGuirk


Growing Frogs by Vivian French

All Pigs Are Beautiful by Dick King-Smith

Baby Brains by Simon James

Walk with a Wolf by Janni Howker

T. Rex by Vivian French

Tigress by Nick Dowson

Ice Bear by Nicola Davies

Think of an Eel by Karen Wallace

Caterpillar, Caterpillar by Vivian French

Surprising Sharks by Nicola Davies

Traditional stories retold by Bev Evans

Open the powerpoint presentation. Click on slideshow. Click on from the beginning. Click on the page and the story and pictures will be revealed.

The little red hen

Goldilocks and the three bears

The three little pigs

Chicken Licken

Jack and the beanstalk

The magic porridge pot

Little red riding hood

The gingerbread man

Hansel and Gretel

The enormous turnip


The town mouse and the country mouse

The princess and the frog

Sleeping beauty

Dotty and boo cat  and the stinky wood– story    – listen to the story and answer the questions

Storyline Online – Screen Actors Guild Foundation – storys read by famous actors and activities

 My Online Reading – colourful stories children can try to read by themselves.

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