Traditional Tales - Goldilocks and the Three Bears

No Big Bad Wolf in our next traditional tale, instead we have a golden-haired girl on the rampage, breaking furniture and eating other people's food - welcome Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Our role play transformed into Three Bears cottage. Then one morning, the Bears arrived at school to discover the Three Bears had disappeared. We found a broken chair, the porridge had been eaten, flowers were tipped over, and kitchen utensils were everywhere. Our cottage was really quite a mess! When we recovered from the shock, we set about investigating who could have possibly done such a thing. We all agreed it must have been Goldilocks!

On the creative table, we painted bright, beautiful three bears cottages, and created Goldilocks and Bears puppets with paint and collage. We used our puppets to help us retell the story, giving Daddy Bear a loud, growling voice and Baby Bear a quiet, squeaky voice.

On our practical table, we made playdough story characters with cutters, tools, and collage materials and larger loose part bears with the natural resources. We cut and fixed together split pin Goldilocks and Three Bears. It was quite a challenge to cut carefully, and try to not lose a body part. We explored capacity with porridge oats and sorted everyday objects into groups of hard and soft materials.  

Together we retold the traditional tale to create a class story map. Then on our writing table, we sequenced the pictures and annotated a story map with vocabulary from the Goldilocks and the Three Bears story. 

We made and tasted porridge, choosing from a selection of toppings, and wrote about our porridge tasting in our coloured porridge bowl outlines. Most of us loved the porridge, so we had a second serving, and all of us were brave enough to taste something new. Our porridge seemed to be just right! We picked our favourite topping and created a class pictogram to show which topping we liked best.

We thought we might replace the broken furniture, so we used our construction materials to make new chairs, tables and beds for the Bears. 

Feeling quite fed up with the naughtiness of Goldilocks, we designed and built a trap to stop her. We had to think about what we would need and how it would work. This worked well when the trap was laid on the carpet, but some of us needed to make some alterations because when we picked up our trap to show how it would work, Goldilocks fell right out and that just wouldn't do.

Finally, we talked about which characters in the story made bad choices and why. Then we voted for characters using our coloured pictures.

The Big Bad Wolf is back in our next traditional time.

In the meantime, have a lovely Easter break with lots of sunshine, family fun and chocolate.