Hansel and Gretel KS1 and KS2 Pair Work Fairy Tales Activity

Hansel and Gretel KS1

Hansel and Gretel KS1 and KS2 Paired Resource

KS1 and KS2 paired activities in three differentiated levels to promote working together focusing on the traditional tale of Hansel and Gretel

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  • Hansel and Gretel KS1 Activities with answers

National Curriculum Objectives

Through the Woods

Help Hansel and Gretel navigate their way through the forest to their Aunt Candy’s house by first plotting the dangers that live in the forest, then creating a route that avoids them.

Geography KS1: Use simple compass directions (north, south, east and west) and locational and directional language [for example, near and far; left and right], to describe the location of features and routes on a map.

Geography KS1: Use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features; devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key.

Features of a House

Design a happy new home for Hansel, Gretel and Aunt Candy using 2-D shapes and colouring pencils

Mathematics Year 1:  Recognise and name common 2-D shapes [for example, rectangles (including squares), circles and triangles].

Mathematics Year 2: Identify and describe the properties of 2-D shapes, including the number of sides and line symmetry in a vertical line.

Scheduling Chores

Read the time each chore must be done and draw the hands on the clock to match. Then, list the chores in the order they must be completed.

Mathematics Year 1 : Tell the time to the hour and half past the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times.
Mathematics Year 2: Tell and write the time to five minutes, including quarter past/to the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times.

Dear Diary

Complete a diary entry as Hansel or Gretel describing Aunt Candy’s house and the area around it.

English Year 1 : Write sentences by sequencing sentences to form short narratives

English Year 2 : Expanded noun phrases for description and specification [for example, the blue butterfly, plain flour, the man in the moon]

Differentiation:

Year 1 & Year 2 Plot the dangers in a forest, then create a route that avoids them; use 2-D shapes to put several features on a house; draw the hands on a clock face to show the given times, then put them in order; complete a diary entry about living at Aunt Candy’s house.

Year 3 & Year 4 Find the four-figure grid reference for seven symbols; use a compass to give their general direction from Aunt Candy’s house; find the perimeter for each room in a house, then answer three questions; split a list of chores so Hansel and Gretel spend an equal amount of time doing them, then make a simple schedule; write a diary entry as Hansel or Gretel describing what you like best about Aunt Candy’s house and the area around it.

Year 5 & Year 6 Find the six-figure grid reference for seven symbols; use a compass to find the most direct route to each symbol from Aunt Candy’s house; find the perimeter and area of each room in a house, then answer three questions; create a four day timetable for Hansel and Gretel’s after school chores and activities; write a diary entry as Hansel or Gretel describing Aunt Candy’s house and how life has changed since moving there.

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    2 Comments

  1. A lovely resource but the coordinates grid for year 1/2 has the numbers going the wrong way on the y axis so the obstacles aren’t on the path and so the answers won’t look like your answer sheet.

    Sonya Brady

    August 30, 2019

    • Good Afternoon Sonya,
      Thank you for contacting us.
      I can confirm that I have passed this on to our production team to look into further for you.
      If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us on [email protected] and a member of the team will be happy to help.
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      Sam – Customer Service Administrator @ Classroom Secrets.

      Sam Mawson

      August 30, 2019

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