Traditional Fairy Tales in 100 words...

In class this morning the year 6 children attempted to re-write a traditional fairy tale (either Little Red Riding Hood or The Three Little Pigs) using exactly 100 words - no less or no more! The purpose of this activity is to help us think about the words we choose and the sentences we craft.

Here are some examples...

Once there were TLP living with their tired mum. One day they left home to build bungalows. One built it with straw, another with sticks, and one did it with bricks. The Big Bad Wolf saw and blew the first house down so the pig sprinted to the second house! But the wolf came there and blew that down too so they ran to the brick house. So the wolf couldn’t get them because he couldn’t blow it down so he climbed down the chimney and fell in the soup the third pig was concocting and they all lived happily ever after. By Joe M

One day the TLP’s mother said they must move out. Therefore they made houses out of straw, wood and bricks. While they were building their houses the wolf licked his lips and went to the 1st pig’s house, knocked on the door and asked to come in but the pig declined. So he blew his house down so the pig ran to the wood house. The same happened for the next. But the brick house didn’t fall. Instead the wolf climbed into the chimney and fell into a searing hot pan. And they all lived happily ever after. The End. By Simon A

LRRH plodded slowly towards her mother. Dragging her feet she scooped up the basket full of goodie’s. Opening the door she remembered her mother’s warning: “Don’t talk to strangers and don’t go off the path!” “Silly mum,” she thought, “Why would I go off the path?” The Big Bad Wolf heard her mothers warning and skidded wildly towards grandma’s house and lunch! Dancing, laughing and skipping LRRH launched herself into the house. CHOMP! Crashing fiercely a local woodcutter slashed and chopped through the wolf and got Grandma and LRRH out from his tummy. And they all lived happily and peacefully. By Esther B

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Comment 1 Comment by Mrs Fowles on 06 Oct 11 at 11:06am | Quote this comment
Here's my attempt at Little Red Riding Hood (LRRH):

Kind LRRH was taking goodies to Grandma. “Don’t stray or talk to strangers,” Mum called. Lurking BBW heard the warning. Smacking his lips he ran to Grandma’s and gobbled her up. SNAP! Grabbing her nighty, he leapt into bed. LRRH danced in. “What big eyes you have.” “Easier to see you with.” “What big ears you have.” “Easier to hear you with.” “What big teeth you have.” Quickly BBW gobbled her up. SNAP! A passing woodcutter heard the commotion, jumped through the window. CHOP! – Wolfie’s head tumbled. SLICE! Wolfie’s tummy slit open. Out fell Grandma and LRRH, safe and sound.
Comment 2 Comment by Lucy T on 13 Oct 11 at 6:28pm | Quote this comment
This is my 100 word story on Little Red Riding Hood:

Once upon a time LRRH was sent by her mother to bring some food to her gran. “Don’t walk off the path!” mother begged. As LRRH left the house, wolfy who was lurking nearby, decided that he would go and visit gran and gobbled gran! Meanwhile LRRH decided to take a shortcut through the forest. LRRH walked off the path and sprinted towards gran’s house. “What big eyes you have!” “There no bigger.”
“Have you considered shaving?” “OI!” Wolfy jumped out of bed and gobbled up LRRH but she tasted so bad he SPAT HER OUT! And choked to death.


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