English KS2: Once Upon a Time - 'Little Red Riding Hood' (no narration)

A classic fairytale with a bit of a twist!

Little Red Riding Hood meets a wolf in the forest and they have a friendly little dance.

Red points to where she’s going, giving the wolf the idea to race off to get there first.

When Red arrives at her grandmother’s house, she soon realises that something isn’t right.

Red stares at her big eyes, big ears and even bigger teeth - and it's at that point she knows that it’s actually the wolf!

After a pillow fight, Red finds her grandmother in the wardrobe and together they drive the wolf from the house.

Teacher Notes

There are many writing opportunities that can be explored using this clip

Ask the class to watch the clip and as there is no narration, question the children's understanding of the events.

Split the story into different sections and allocate each section to a small group of children for them to perform, adding dialogue.

This performance could be used to aid the children in writing a playscript based on the clip.

Alternatively, the children could then work in role in pairs to interview the different characters involved in the story.These interviews could then form part of a radio broadcast which the children could write.

Another possibility is that the children could write a diary entry about the day from either the viewpoint of little red riding hood, the wolf or grandma.

Curriculum Notes

Suitable for teaching English Literature at KS2 in England and Wales, and Early, 1st and 2nd level in Scotland.

More from Once Upon a Time:

The Boy Who Cried Wolf
The Princess and the Pea
Twelve Dancing Princesses
The Enormous Pumpkin