Letters/ Retellings/ Stories from another point of view/ List of rules/Character descriptions/ Sequels Instructions (if extended to write porridge recipes)
Overview and Outcomes:
In this three-week planning sequence, children use three different versions of Goldilocks for three different, but connected writing outcomes. Children initally familiarise themselves with the traditional version of the tale, using Lauren Child’s version and identify the elements of a traditonal tale whilst identifying adjectives to descrive the character of goldilocks that they then use to creat a ‘Wanted’ that will be displayed around school. In the next part children explore the text of Me and You by Anthony Browne where pictures are used to provide a context for why Goldilocks appears at the three bears house. This is a more sympathetic view and the children are asked as an outcome to tell the story from her perspective. In the final part, children write a sequel to the original story, where Goldilocks and the bears meet many years later and they role play and imagine conversations and then look at a published sequel called Goldilocks and Just the One Bear by Leigh Hodgkinson.