In our Literacy sessions, the children in Nursery learn well known stories. We spend a week or two learning the story, re-telling it with actions, performing it in a group. We draw a ‘story map’, which is a pictoral representation of the story, enabling children to verbally tell the story before they are able to ‘read’ it. Once the children know the story really well, using expression and actions, we ‘innovate’ the story. This means that we change some of the key elements such as the characters or locations/objects to write our own version of the story. Take a look below. Feel free to save the images and print them off for your child to use.
‘The Cupcake Man’ – Innovated from The Gingerbread Man
‘The Three Little Penguins’ – Innovated from ‘The Three Little Pigs’
‘The 3 Bunny Rabbits Hop’ – Innovated from ‘The 3 Billy Goats Gruff’