Little Red Riding Hood. 2: Wolfie blues
In the woods the Wolf is feeling down...he's hungry and looking for a tasty meal.
Song: 'Wolfie blues'
Practise singing with the actions.
Look again at the rests in each verse. Clap during the rests.
Practise the very last line of the song, which is repeated: 'And I've got the rumbly, rumbly, rumbly, rumbly, rumbly, tummy blues!'
Part 2 of the story
While Red Riding Hood sleeps the animals of the woods are scurrying to their homes to avoid an unwelcome arrival - the Wolf. He tells the hedgehog how hungry he is, having recently failed in an attempt to eat the Three Little Pigs. But when the Wolf tries to eat the hedgehog he gets his nose covered in spikes. He runs away to the ruins of an old tower that he has made his home. The following morning the Wolf hears the church bell and decides to go to the village in the hope of finding something to eat. And there he sees Red Riding Hood playing in her garden...
Click here for the illustrated transcript of the story episode.
Reception / Year 1: Talk about how hungry the poor Wolf is! What sort of things can the children suggest for him to eat? Draw some of them.
Year 2: Talk about what the Wolf looks like. Children think of adjectives to describe his appearance - eg hairy, big teeth, etc. Children write out their adjective and use them to label a picture of the Wolf.
The children copy Sarah Jane as she sings different note patterns - some high and some low - all to the words of ‘I’m the Wolfie!’
Later the children can work in pairs to make up some of their own ways of singing ‘I’m the Wolfie!’ Encourage them to think about using a variety of high notes and low notes. One sings first and then their partner tries to repeat what they have sung. Then they swap and the other has a turn at singing first.
Overture from The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1786).
Listen to the music, which is played by an orchestra. The piece is an overture - which means it comes at the beginning of an opera.
Is it fast or slow? (Fast - the violins are very busy!)
The notes in the music start quietly. Ask the children to raise their hands when they hear the loud chords.
Five questions about the story.