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Introduction This thematic package, based on 'Nursery Rhymes and Fairytales', has been designed for lower primary students. The activities have been organised into subject foci. Thematic programming ideas have been included so that teachers may integrate the theme across the curriculum.

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Thematic program ideas Language focus Character word sleuth Rhymes with a twist Match girl Alphabetical rhyme characters Oh where, oh where? Castle questions Sentence capers

© R. I . C.Publ i cat i ons focus •Mathematical f orr ev i ew pur posesonl y• Tiny Tom Thumb Number quiz Problems in the nursery Build a story - cubes Luck or magic? Bo-peep - maze

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Science focus Hearts, tarts, pudding and pie

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Social Studies focus Famous people Family secrets Royalty tree

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Art focus Crown of jewels Fairytale castle Fairytale characters Dot-a-rhyme

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Health/Phys. ed. focus Life lessons Good food house

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Rhymes number chants nursery rhymes skipping songs action rhymes

Tales folktales beast tales fairytales animal tales

origins - folklore historical facts language oral tradition family life

Tales from Other Countries culture/traditions versions beliefs/religion

Number Rhymes Ten Little Indians One, Two, Buckle My Shoe A Dillar, A Dollar

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Class Activities

Games Ring-a-rosie Oranges and Lemons Mr Wolf

Cumulative Verse An Old Woman Who Swallowed the Fly The House thatJack Built

Literature

Rhymes and Tales

Investigation

Olden Days tinker, nobleman ice man, match girl fiddler, parson, archer, pieman

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Modern tales The Hobbit Charlotte’s Web The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Common motifs hero quest rags to riches transformation evil versus good

Elements of Story scene/setting character plot/event conflict/resolution

masks class plays story maps/murals cartoon characters fancy dress ball


Character word sleuth Find the nursery rhyme and fairytale characters in this word sleuth.

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Rhymes with a twist A back-to-front rhyme

Diddle diddle hey, Fiddle and the cat the, The moon jumped over the cow. To see such fun, the little dog laughed, And the spoon ran away with the dish. Choose a rhyme and write it back-to-front.

© R. I . C.Publ i cat i ons A mixed-up rhyme •f or r e v i e w pur posesonl y• Little Miss Horner sat in the corner, Eating her pudding and pie. Along came a spider, That sat down beside her, And said, ’What a good boy am I!‘ Choose two rhymes and mix them up.

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Match girl A poor lass sells matches every day on a street corner. As the gentlemen and ladies pass by she sings out to them: ’Boxes of matches, five for a penny! Thank you, kind sir, for buying so many‘. As the people pass by they throw coins and say, ’Look at that beggar girl. She’s a poor wretch. Her knees are all scratched, her clothes are all patched‘. She catches their coins and saves all the extra pennies to buy candles to burn in church. Write the plural of these words. lass

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Alphabetical rhyme characters Find nursery rhyme characters for these letters of the alphabet. Draw a picture for each on the back of this sheet.

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Simple Simon, Wee Willie Winkie, Bo-peep, Cock Robin, Lucy Locket, Queen of Hearts, Old King Cole

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Unjumble these rhyme characters. DLO IKNG EOLC UEEQN FO ERTAHS YRAM UQTEI TRAYCNOR R.I.C. Publications

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Oh where, oh where? Complete this rhyme. Oh where, oh where has my tweety bird roamed, Oh where, oh where can he be? With his beak so sharp and his feathers all combed, Oh where, oh where is he? Oh where, oh where has my little cat hidden, Oh where, oh where can he be? He loves to play far and knows it’s forbidden, Oh where, oh where is he? Oh where, oh where has my fat pig rolled, Oh where, oh where can he be? With his belly so full and his nose so cold, Oh where, oh where is he? Oh where, oh where has

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Question Where do you think the tweety bird has roamed? Answer

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Castle questions Draw: • a fairytale character in each window • something under the stairway • a symbol on the flag • a knight to guard the front entrance

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Sentence capers Underline the verbs (action words) in these sentences. The prince saw Cinderella at the ball.

Puss in Boots tricked the ogre.

Rumpelstiltskin jumped up and down.

The princess played with her ball.

Snow White ate the poisoned apple.

The witch locked Hansel away.

The fisherman caught the magic fish.

Jack bought some magic beans.

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Circle the characters in these sentences. The wolf climbed onto the roof of the little pig’s cottage. Red Riding Hood took a basket of food to her grandmother’s house. The Knave of Hearts stole the tarts from the queen. Sleeping Beauty opened her eyes the moment the prince kissed her. Cinderella was mistreated by her two ugly stepsisters. R.I.C. Publications

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Tiny Tom Thumb Tom Thumb was a very tiny fairytale character. He could easily hide behind your hand because he was only as tall as a thumb. Cut out the template of Tom Thumb and use it to measure these things. 1. How many times does Tom Thumb fit across your desk? Your guess

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2. How many times does Tom Thumb fit along your ruler? Your guess

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3. How many times does Tom Thumb fit along your body? Your guess

Your answer

4. Would Tom Thumb fit inside a matchbox? Your guess

Your answer

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Trace around Tom Thumb to find how many times he fits inside this space. Your guess

Your answer Draw your own space on the back of this sheet. Guess how many times Tom Thumb would fit inside, then measure.

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Number quiz Use these number words to answer the quiz.

twenty-four, one o’clock, seven, three, eight o’clock, twelve o’clock, thirty, none, three How many dwarfs did Snow White meet?

How many blackbirds were baked in the pie?

How many fiddlers did Old King Cole have?

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At what time does Cinderella leave the ball?

How many blind mice had their tails chopped off?

How many pennies were in Lucy Locket’s pocket?

How many days has September?

What time was it when the mouse ran down the clock?

At what time does Wee Willie Winkie run through town?

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Problems in the nursery Draw and solve these number problems. Example: Two twinkling stars, each with five points. How many points altogether?

2 stars with 5 points 2 groups of 5 2 x 5 = 10 Three little kittens, each with two mittens. How many mittens altogether?

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Mary had two lambs, each with four legs. How many legs altogether?

Old King Cole had three fiddlers, each with three fiddles. How many fiddles altogether?

The Queen of Hearts made three rows of four tarts. How many tarts altogether?

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Build a story Cube template

• Follow the directions to construct your story cube.

• Enlarge this template onto stiff card

• Use some of the ideas below to create your own story.

• Write your story on the faces of the cube. • Draw pictures. • Cut out and fold into the cube shape.

Story characters naughty goblin evil witch beautiful princess handsome prince miller’s daughter woodcutter’s son lonely giant poor farmer wicked stepmother grumpy dwarf tiny fairy magical hen

Story endings They lived happily ever after. Before long, they were married. And that was the end of that. He was never seen again. That is the whole story. And there they live to this very day. There they lived long and happily. They lived in great joy forever. He never harmed anyone again.

© R. I . C.Publ i cat i ons Story settings •f orr evi ew pur pose so nl y• in the dark woods a hidden castle a deep river a cottage in a high tower in a meadow under a bridge the king’s palace in a village a beautiful garden in a great city

Story beginnings Once upon a time … There was once a … Long ago … Some time ago … Many years ago … Deep in the forest … In the middle of winter … It happened one summer that a …

Story events lost in the forest wandered deeper into the woods threw himself into the water found jewels and gold planted magic seeds escaped from the tower

gobbled up by the giant whole house trembled climbed the stairs of the castle locked away by the witch caught a huge fish bewitched by magic

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Luck or magic? The numbers three and seven appear in many rhymes and stories. The number three is especially lucky because wishes come in threes.

Here is a magic square. It is magic because, when added, each row of numbers equals three.

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Bo-peep maze Little Bo-peep has lost her sheep. Can you help her find them?

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Hearts, tarts, pudding and pie You will need: ∞ short-crust pastry sheets ∞ lemon butter ∞ cream ∞ greased patty tins ∞ strawberry jam ∞ marshmallows ∞ nutmeg/sprinkles ∞ glass ∞ fork ∞ beater ∞ bowl ∞ spoon Instructions: Lie pastry sheets on a hard flat surface. Press glass into pastry to cut out tartlets. Smooth pastry circles into the greased patty tins. Prick pastry shells with a fork. Spoon strawberry jam or lemon butter into shells. Place a marshmallow in some cases. Cut thin strips and shapes with leftover pastry and decorate cases. Bake in fairly hot oven until slightly brown. Beat cream and spoon onto cases when cooked. Sprinkle some tarts with nutmeg or sprinkles. While waiting for your tarts to cook, answer these.

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1. Who stole the tarts from the Queen of Hearts?

3. In what were the blackbirds baked? 4. Who did Simple Simon meet? 5. What did Snow White eat that was poisoned? 6. What was Little Miss Muffet eating? 7. What did the Old Woman swallow first? 8. What did the children who lived in a shoe eat for supper? 9. What will the Baker’s man bake as fast as he can? 10. What did the goose lay? 11. What sells for ’One a penny, two a penny?‘ 12. What did Old Mother Hubbard try to fetch for her dog? R.I.C. Publications

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Famous people Many years ago, tales were told about magical beings, wonderful places, beautiful princesses and poor hardworking souls. Many authors collected these tales and wrote them down. That is why we still have the fascinating tales today. O M P J U T D J W T H Find the magical creatures in this sleuth. I N U O B L M I G L N L

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Prince Charming married Cinderella because her sisters were too ugly.

Prince Charming was the only son of Princess Heart and Prince Black

Prince Michael married Princess Anna, daughter of Prince Charming and Cinderella.

The King and Queen of Diamonds had one child: Princess Diamond.

Princess of Diamonds married the Prince of Clubs. They had two children: Princess Freda and Prince Michael.

Princess of Hearts married the very handsome Prince Black, from Blackwood Forest.

The Prince and Princess of Hearts were the two children of the King and Queen.

Prince of Hearts married Princess Grace and they had one child: Prince Mark.

Princess Freda never had children and never married.

Prince Charming and Cinderella had two children: Prince Henry and Princess Anna.

Prince Michael and Princess Anna had three children: Prince Kirk, Prince Will and Princess Penelope.

The King and Queen of Hearts were married a long time before they had any children.

Read these secrets to complete the royal family tree.

Family secrets

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Use the family secrets to complete these family trees.

King of Hearts m Queen of Hearts

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Colour these shapes, then cut and paste them on the crown. green - diamonds blue - triangles red - circles purple - ovals yellow - squares Cut the crown out. Staple a piece of elastic to each end to fit to your head.

Crown of jewels

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You will need: • scissors • paints and crayons • strong paper glue • a large piece of stiff card • 2 x 500 ml milk cartons • 1 x 1 litre milk carton • 2 long carboard rolls • coloured paper • coloured cellophane • stapler • plasticine Read and glue the characters as follows:

Fairytale castle

Instructions: - Paint cartons and rolls. - Draw a courtyard, garden, pathway and moat on the large piece of card. - Use crayons and paints to colour. - Make a plasticine tree for the garden. - Cut a door into the large milk carton. - Cut small holes in cartons and glue cellophane for the windows. - Glue cartons and rolls as suggested below. - Make a flag with the coloured paper. Attach to tower. - Colour and cut out fairytale characters.

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- Cut circle template. Trace twice on stiff cardboard - Fold circles into cone shape and staple. - Place on top of cardboard rolls.

Cut here

The princess is in the tower. The king is in the courtyard. The queen is in the garden. The maid is hanging out the washing. The soldier is guarding the front door. The prince is near the pathway. The cat is in the moat. The blackbird is in the tree.

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Join the dots together. Guess the name of the rhyme then cross out all the letter 'B's to find if you’re correct.

Dot-a-rhyme

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Nursery rhymes and fairytales have many lessons for people to learn. Write the names of the fairytales which teach these lessons.

Life lessons

4. Children should not wander in a strange place.

6. People should never mistreat others.

8. Children should always obey their parents.

10. Children should not talk to strangers.

5. Love is more important than riches.

7. Everyone is beautiful in his or her own way.

9. People should always repay a favour.

2. People should not accept gifts from strangers.

3. People should keep a promise.

1. People should not be greedy.

The Frog Prince, The Fisherman and his Wife, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White, Cinderella, Budulinek, The Elves and the Shoemaker, The Ugly Duckling, Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty

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List four more unhealthy foods they ate from the gingerbread house.

Hansel and Gretel found a gingerbread house in the woods. The house was made of unhealthy things to eat.

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Cut good food pictures from magazines and glue them onto this house.

Good food house

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