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Last term we were reading The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and everyone was enjoying it immensely. We took a break from it to focus on The Wolf in the Snow , which all the other classes in the school were reading too.


The TRUE story of the 3 little pigs by A.Wolf as told to Jon Scieszka. Grandma Annii's Story Time

The wolf is trying to set the story straight of how he came to be 'big and bad'. It's the story of the 3 little pigs from the perspective of Alexander T. Wol...

Tuesday 5th of January 2021
  • Watch the story twice.
  • How does Al's point of view differ from that of the Three Little Pigs? 
  • Write the differences down.
  • Why do you think this is?
  • Write the actual facts that you know about what happened in the story.
  • Whom do you believe? Why?
  • Has this story changed how you think of the Story of the Three Little Pigs? Why? Why not?
  • Write your answers to these questions.
Wednesday 6th of January 2021
We are going to be writing a newspaper-style report about The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. Before Christmas they looked at the features of newspaper-style reports and examined some.

Fact or opinion ?

What is the difference between a fact and an opinion?

Write down two facts about school.

Write down two opinions about school.


When journalists writes a report do they use facts, opinions or both ? Why?


Write down six facts about Al ,the wolf.

Write down two of your opinions about him. 


Write down six facts about the pigs.

Write down two opinions about them.


Watch the Newsround report about Usain Bolt again.

The key information that is being reported here is that Usain Bolt has retired from athletics. The journalist's opinion is that his career got off to a slow start. THe additional information is about all of the races he has won in the Olympics since 2008.

Watch The Real Story of the Three Little Pigs again and think about what Al is saying. Is it fact or his opinion? Tel someone about the story and explain it to them , comparing it to the Story of the Three little Pigs.


Thursday 7th of January 2021

The True Story Of The Three Little Pigs



Listen to the story to to the point when the first house is blown down

(imagining you do not know the pig is dead.) 3.30 

You are going to recount what happened as a journalist.

Make some notes first:

What are the basic facts?

What happened up to this point?

What additional information has been included?


Here is an example to read before you start writing your recount :

A small pig is missing and the police are investigating. The pig's home was blown down but they are still trying to find out exactly how this happened. Police officers arrested Alexander T. Wolf after his fingerprints were discovered at the scene. An eye-witness told us, 'That bad wolf kept trying to get the three lttle pigs. I saw him huffing and puffing up the hill and heading to the straw house.'

Mr Wolf said that he had a terrible cold and when he sneezed the little house fell down! Mr Wolf's friend reported that he is a caring wolf and that he only w
anted to borrow a cup of sugar fro the pig.


Read your notes again and then write a recount of what happened up to that point.

# Start your sentences with capital letters.

# end them with a full stop, a question mark or a question mark.

# Use conjunctions : because, but , if ,so , after, when





Friday the 8th of January 2021

Watch the video of the story again up to the point whwn the police arrive to arrest Al. Use the guidance that I have given in Thursday's lesson to write a recount of what happened from when the first pig's house was destryed up to this.

Use some or all of these sentence starters:



After that,











Look at the powerpoint and practise spelling the homophones on it.

Pair       pear 

Weak    week

Sea         see 

Hair       hare

Ate        eight

Sun        son



Put each of these homophones into a sentence to show what they mean.