Primary Music KS1: Little Red Riding Hood

These web pages offer a collection of songs and related music activities linking to the traditional story of Little Red Riding Hood. They target a range of learning objectives at Years 1 and 2 drawn from both KS1 Music and KS1 Literacy. They can also be used to stage your own performance of the story or concert of the songs.

1. I love red!
Song 2. Wolfie blues
3. Let's make a cake for Grandma!
4. Stay on the path
5. Wolfie went a-walking
6. What big eyes you've got!
7. The big bad Wolf has gone
8. Clips
Little Red Riding Hood. Audio downloads

Using these web pages

The content for Little Red Riding Hood is structured on the seven songs to learn. Each song appears on its own dedicated page and includes the following resources:

  • Song tutorial video
  • Karaoke full vocal version of the song (for rehearsal)
  • Karaoke backing track version of the song (for performance)
  • A video of the story episode that links to the song (two episodes per page)
  • A passage of listening music linking to the music focus of the song
  • Lyrics to display or download
  • Music to display or download
  • A transcript of the story episode (two episodes per page)
  • Notes describing the content of the tutorial and how best to use it

There is also a Clips page where all of the video and audio clips have been aggregated and an Audio downloads page where you can download mp3 files of the vocal and backing track versions of the songs.

Use the tutorial video to begin learning each song: Sarah Jane Honeywell guides pupils through each song methodically, giving extra attention to any difficult passages or activities in groups.

Use the story video to watch an episode of the story. Each episode links to the song on the same page and is about 5 minutes long. Use the full vocal and backing track versions of the songs to rehearse them in preparation for a performance. The full vocal versions are sung by a children's choir - ideal for joining in with!

The story

The story begins with Red Riding Hood going to the local shop where Mrs Midgley tells her that a wolf has been heard in the local woods...but Red Riding Hood is sure it can't be true. She decides to make a cake for her Grandma, who lives in the middle of the woods, but when Ma injures her ankle Red Riding Hood must walk through the woods alone. She strays off the path and is confronted by the Wolf in disguise. When the Wolf learns that Red Riding Hood is on her way to her Grandma's he determines to get there first...

Series resources

Teacher's Notes
Vocal warm-up
Meet the characters