Forestdale Primary School

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Enjoy your Easter break - stay safe - children return Monday 19th April


The Little Red Hen

Watch “The Little Red Hen” as much as you can as we are going to learn to retell the story very soon, after or whilst you’re watching the story talk to your child about what is happening.


Ask your child questions like:


  • Pause the video and ask: what happens next?
  • Who are the characters in the story?
  • What do the characters say to the hen when she asks for help?
  • Is it kind to help your friends when they ask for help?
  • Talk about how to be a good friend.
  • Why do you think the animals didn’t want to help the hen?


Draw pictures of the characters and colour them in.

Next time you watch the story get your child to point to the characters they have drawn as they are mentioned – it’s a bit like an ispy game to develop their listening skills.


See if you can write a list of all the rhyming words for the animals in the story:

  • Hen
  • Cat
  • Duck
  • Pig


Have a go at changing the characters – scribe/write a new story with your child changing the characters to different animals. You might choose to make something else? Or the characters might say “I’m not helping!” instead of “not I”.


Use the recycling boxes and tubs around the house to make your own character for a puppet show! Use paper, kitchen rolls, tubes, boxes to make your animal look really good. If you have paint you could even paint it, or find some things to stick to it – leaves from outside for feathers, acorns for eyes, and grass for hair and so on!


Sing the song “Old Macdonald Had a Farm” and use the animals from the story – discuss the sounds each animal makes.



Awards we have received so far.

  • Primary Science
  • Healthy Schools
  • Health for Life
  • Artsmark Award
  • EEF
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Music Mark