English KS1: Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock

The Afro-Caribbean traditional tale of Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock is told in two short video episodes for KS1. There is a new Resource Pack to go with the animation, with worksheets and activities, suitable for both learning at home and at school.

Anansi discovers a clever trick for getting food from the other animals in the forest, but Little Deer has a plan to play Anansi at his own game. The illustrated text is available as downloadable pdf files and the teaching resources include a sequencing activity and outline drawings to print and colour in.

Click here for the full animation (both episodes combined).

Episodes

Part 1
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Part 2
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Resources

NEW - Resource Pack
Resource Sheet 1: Vocabulary sheet
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Resource Sheet 2: Illustrated text of Part 1
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Resource Sheet 3: Finding synonyms
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Resource Sheet 4: Lyrics 'Anansi the Spider'
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Resource Sheet 5: Conjunctions
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Resource Sheet 6: Writing sheet
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Resource Sheet 7: Illustration of Anansi
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Resource Sheet 8: Illustrated text of Part 2
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Resource Sheet 9: Sequencing activity
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Resource Sheet 10: Apostrophes to show possession
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Resource Sheet 11: Story planner
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Resource Sheet 12: Punctuation and spelling
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Resource Sheet 13: Word search puzzle
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Resource Sheet 14: Outline drawing of Anansi
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Resource Sheet 15: Outline drawing of Little Deer
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Outline drawing of Anansi, Little Deer and the rock (pdf)
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See also...

KS1 Music: Traditional Tales
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