“I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house down…”

This week in Literacy Paddington were given the following clues:

  • a bundle of straw
  • a collection of twigs
  • a brick

Using the clues, the children had to guess what our story was. They guessed right and said it was ‘The Three Little Pigs’. We read the story and we all joined in with the repeated phrases “not by the hair on my chinny chin chin and I’ll huff and I’ll puff…”

We have had a strong focus on using our drama skills this week and the children have been using the following drama conventions ‘Sculpting’, ‘Freeze frames’ and ‘Thought tracking’.

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We then looked at a picture of the wolf and on the blue cards wrote words to describe what the wolf looks like. Then, using the heart shaped cards we wrote down how the wolf might be feeling and gave reasons to explain our thoughts.

Finally, we received a letter from the wolf’s mummy who explained that the wolf was actually a really good little wolf and he only wanted to play with the pigs, not eat them. We then had to think about an alternative ending to the story in which when the wolf knocked on the pig’s door, they let him in. See the yellow piece of paper in the picture for our ideas!

It has been another fantastic week of hard work, enthusiasm and brilliant ideas in Paddington class and I am so pleased with how well the children are doing!

Miss Tallett


4 thoughts on ““I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house down…”

  1. I liked the Freeze Frames the best. I liked it when we “froze” and when Miss Tallet clicked her fingers, we unfroze and could move again! It was fun!

    1. I am really pleased you enjoyed the lesson Maisie. We will be doing lots more drama soon! I wonder what next week’s traditional tale will be…

  2. I liked guessing the story and the best think in drama was sculpting because we could make people into characters. I made my friend into a wolf.

  3. I enjoyed doing the freeze frames and then moving around the room and waving my arms. It was fun! I also really liked the wolf.

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