English KS1: Lakshmi and the Clever Washerwoman

The traditional Hindu tale of Lakshmi and the Clever Washerwoman is told in two episodes.

It is almost time for the festival of Diwali - when the goddess Lakshmi walks among the people. A humble washerwoman finds a precious necklace on the bank of the river, where a crow has dropped it. When she discovers the necklace has come from the palace she knows she must return it...but how can she turn her find to her advantage?

Part one
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Part two
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Illustrated text of Part 1 (pdf)
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Illustrated text of Part 2 (pdf)
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Sequencing activity (2MB pdf)
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Outline drawing of the palace (pdf)
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Outline drawing of Lakshmi (pdf)
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Outline drawing of the wealthy washerwoman
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Word search puzzle (pdf)
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Vocabulary sheet (pdf)
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Writing sheet (pdf)
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KS1 Music - Lakshmi and the Clever Washerwoman
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