Traditional fairy tales

This activity pack introduces pupils to two traditional fairy tales, Jack and the Beanstalk and The Gingerbread Man. Pupils read through the stories with the teacher and then complete a series of activities that describe characters, sequence events and discuss what is needed for good beginnings, middles and endings when writing stories. Pupils also have the opportunity to write a shared story. Some writing frames have been included to help pupils write their own fairy stories.


  • to retell and recount two traditional fairy stories
  • to sequence events in a story
  • to describe characters from a story

Starter activity

Main session


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