THAME: Here’s a lesson in fairytales

Pupils at Barley Hill Primary School in Thame learn all about the story of Hansel and Gretel
Pupils at Barley Hill Primary School in Thame learn all about the story of Hansel and Gretel
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Youngsters from Barley Hill Primary School have been studying the fairytale of Hansel and Gretel.

Pupils at the school in Ludsden Grove, Thame, have been learning all about the Brothers Grimm tale by making gingerbread houses, writing news reports and designing hand puppets.

Assistant headteacher Stacey Woodley said: “The children have thoroughly enjoyed this creative approach to learning.

“It has been a wonderful shared experience for not only the children but the adults too.

“We have been thrilled to see the children really excited to learn and wanting to find out more.

“It has provided a stepping stone for fantastic writing opportunities which have engaged the children as they feel they have a real purpose for their writing.”

Pupils from all years also enjoyed writing scripts, rehearsing plays, creating magical forest scenes, taking part in a sweet-tasting session, making pop-up books, following forest leaf trails and dressing up as some of the characters from the story.