Stories and Fables

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

This is the story of The Boy Who Cried Wolf retold using interpretative dance and movement.

As the story has no narration, you can check the understanding of your class through questioning. This style of learning requires the children to pick up on facial expressions and gestures.

Phonics Stories

These stories are a fantastic introduction to reading. Each story focuses on a different sound to develop your children’s phonological awareness and understanding, as well as providing opportunities for the children to develop their sight recognition of high frequency and CVC words.

Short Stories

Read a range of short stories or allow your class to listen to the stories and answer the questions and complete the activities to assess their understanding.


Listen to a range of animated stories.

Stories Around the World

This image links you to a fantastic set of stories. You can choose from stories around the world linked to specific cultures and countries. A great resource to have if you are looking for an introduction to your topic work on countries. You can download a PDF file of the stories or simply read them online. The stories have pictures and some even have video animations.

Sun and Wind

This is a well known story about the sun and the wind. The two types of weather unleash their power to prove once and for all who is the most powerful.

Tortoise and Hare

An early production by Disney retelling the story of the Tortoise and the Hare.

Teaching Ideas

– Character compare and contrast

– Story retelling: beginning, middle, end

– List rhyming words

– Draw story in four pictures

– Discuss the thoughts and feelings or characters and how they changed throughout the race

– Act out the story

Town Mouse. City Mouse

The story of the city mouse and country mouse.

Three Little Pigs

A fantastic retelling of the story ‘The Three Little Pigs’. The character speak in rhyme and song which makes a fantastic watch for children.

Teaching Ideas

– Character compare and contrast

– Listen and list the rhyming words

– Draw each pig beside their house in order of the wolf’s visit

– Allow your children to design a house to keep the wolf out

– Discuss strangers and how to keep safe

– Act out the story

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

This is a fantastic version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The story is retold very accurately through song by ‘Debbie and Friends’, which makes it very interesting. Well worth a watch!

Phonics Stories

Check out our phonics stories to help with comprehension skills and sound spotting.


Allows your children to read a range of stories from the list provided on this website.