Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Top 10 fairy tales















Message from Mrs Lawrence to Year 6

Dear Year 6

I want us to create an Anthology of Bedtime Stories for Year 2 to encourage them to read and give them opportunities to explore classic texts. I would like you as Year 6 pupils to compile a list of fairy tales that you think would be suitable for the anthology. I need you to tell me why you think your story choice must be in the anthology: what lessons does it teach? What information does it give? How does it allow our imaginations to run wild? What makes it a wonderful story?

We will only have space for ten stories. We want to find the very best ones!

Thanks
Mrs Lawrence

89 comments:

  1. Dear Mrs Lawrence
    It is a great honour to be writing to you right now,out of all of the fairytales that I have read this one has to be my favourite. I am very sure that you do not want to miss out on the best story ever. so I am going to give you 1 reason why you should pick the one and only red riding hood.The Little Red Riding Hood story is more than among the most popular fairy tale in the world .The moral to the story of "Little Red Riding Hood" is that children must obey their parents and that they must never speak to strangers. Even a very friendly stranger is capable of having bad intentions. Which I think is a very important thing to teach KS1. I hope you chose little red riding hood for the KS1 ethology thankyou.

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    1. Yes this is a very important lesson from Little Red Riding Hood. Good answer!

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  2. I think the best fairytale for the anthology is The Boy Who Cried Wolf because it would teach the Year 2 children not to lie. Once they read the story they will understand what consequences lying has.

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    1. What are the consequences in the story?

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    2. The consequences are the boy keeps on lying when there is no wolf but when the wolf actually does turn up nobody believes him because they think it is another one of his tricks again

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    3. So what happens to the boy? What negative consequence does he suffer that might make other children think twice before lying?

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    4. So in the fairy tale the boy falls in danger when he faces a wolf.This will scare little children and teach them not to lie.Although, this may cause nightmares it can be resolved by
      a not so scary part like instead of the boy being eaten it can be that he saves the lamb, which is the wolf`s main prey.

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  3. One is Little red riding hood





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  4. Dear Mrs Lawrence,

    I am writing to you because i think that my storyshould be chosen fo the ks1 anthology.

    I know you will be wondering what my story is called ,well Mrs Lawrnce this is your lucky day because i am going to tell you what my story is called so my story is called the boy who cried wolf and the reason i chose it is because it has a very clear moral

    I think the moral in my story is that it is not aall about playi9ng with your friends its about helping others.

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    1. Armarnie go back and read the question again. It is asking us what lesson does your fairytale tale teaches children in ks1 and what makes it a wonderful story

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    2. This is a very engaging start to your letter. But when you are typing you need to be careful that you write what you mean to. I know that you don't think that 'playing' is spelled with a number 9 but that's what you wrote!

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  5. Hansel and Gretal: I think Hansel and Gretal should be in the Anthology of bedtime stories because it's lesson is clear and it's enjoyable. It tells you not to speak to strangers. The candy house makes our imagination run wild because if the year 2 read Hansel and Gretal they might choose to create a candy house of their own. What makes it a wonderful story is the imagination.

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    1. I also think Hansel and Gretel should be in the Anthology of bedtimes stories because it has a clear lesson for example:not to talk to strangers,don't go dangerous places by yourself also this story is about imagination and magic this is why i think this is the story for the of bedtimes stories for the Anthology for key stage 1!

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    2. I love the phrase "makes our imagination run wild"!

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  6. Puss in Boots is a magnificent story because it is very interesting and funny especially when Puss in Boots makes friends with an egg, a real egg! It's a very good book for any age because it gives some good lessons. For example Puss in Boots teaches you to not talk to strangers.

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    1. Imagine a cat being friends with an egg!

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  7. Beauty and the Beast is the best fairy tale ever made because as we all know the key to a good fairy tale is ROMANCE and this story has a lot of romance .Beauty and the Beast gives children the chance to know and feel what it is like to marry and dance with a prince and most girls dream of that and i am sure you do not want to crush little girls dreams .

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    1. This is a strong argument but I am sure that most little girls want more from life than to marry someone!

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  8. I think my book should be chosen because ,Little Red Riding Hood is the most imaginative story.The wolf talks,walks like a human and dresses like Red's grandma. the wolf,who is the baddies person,try eat Little Red Riding Hood.Can you imagine a story like that?
    A story that every one loves this story i think y2 will like it too.Don't you think?

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    1. The Wolf is one of my favourite villains too. He is so cunning but he does such silly things!

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  9. I am writing this to you because I truly believe that you should put the fantastic Little Red Riding Hood in the anthology. I think its a fantastic fairy-tale for the year 2 children , who will love the sweet character of the big , bad wolf

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    1. Absolutely, what a fantastic character!

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  10. Hope...Hope is a strong word hope is a word that can change people lives .without hope the world will full of darkness
    and sadness.But with hope anything is happen. Rapunzel was locked the tower but she still had hope;hope drove her through difficult moments,hope kept her going that is why this should be in your anthology

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    1. Very poetic Emmanuel. We must give the children hope!

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  11. Can you see why it is so important for you to put my story in your anthology?I can promise you you would be doing your child a disservice by not including Little Red Riding Hood in your anthology.I know you agreed to this every child would be that little bit better.

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    1. I'd like to hear some of your reasons why this is such a good story.

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  12. The Three Little Pigs
    In the Three Little Pigs there is a big bad wolf with a amazing catchphrase! Despite him not being the only one with a catchphrase he probably has the best one anyway.Compared to other catchphrases like Thee Thigh Tho Thumb from Jack and the Beanstalk the wolfs catchphrase is clearly far superior.

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    1. What a great reason. The pigs themselves also have a catchphrase don't they? Do you remember what it is?

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  13. Some people might say that Sleeping Beauty is the best book ever but I disagree. Sleeping Beauty tells little girls that they should rely on boys to save them but in Princess and The Pea it tells girls that they should go on their own adventures.

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    1. Yes, this is a much better lesson for young girls, I totally agree.

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  14. Puss in Boots
    Puss in Boots. Should I say more? Lots of children would miss out on reading their favourite book, if it's not in the anthology of bedtime stories. I would go as far to say that it will be an absoulute cat-astrophe witout this book! Everyone loves a bit of mischief to set the scene and bring the story to life you would not find more of that than in Puss in Boots.

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    1. Lovely pun there Marvin. Very creative.

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    2. I think that puss in boots is a good book too because it is interesting and it is about a cat that told his owner that every think will be ok

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  15. What is the most significant lesson we can teach our younger children? Generosity. Sleeping Beauty can teach them. Aurora, who is always considerate and thoughtful, was always kind to Maleficent even when Maleficent was trying to curse her. This shows young one to not be spiteful to others because you never know what you will get in return.

    Puss in Boots is about cats fighting and being harmful to others, even if they're fighting crime. This is not a good story as it will influence boys to do these pernicious things to each other; behavior that we don't want our Year 2's copying. Sleeping Beauty is perfect for the boys as they will enjoy the evil schemes, not that they should do any. Although the girls would like the princesses. This is why Sleeping Beauty is perfect for the anthology.

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    1. I love your choice of words here: spiteful, mischief, pernicious. These are all fantastic!

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  16. I hope you don't mind me writing to you about this book I want this book named Puss In Boots to be anthology because its a fantastic story.i love this book because this book is about a heroic hero name Puss in Boots he protects people from the evil one and he help but, then one day he went on a quest with a egg and a cat they went in a bean stalk together then they met horrifying moster the giant and that what it makes the story interesting and that's why I love this story and I also want this to be in the anthology so the other kids can read the fabulous book as well don't you think

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    1. You have made this story sound very exciting Jakhir, well done. But don't forget to use punctuation in your excitement! You've only used one full stop in the whole thing!

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  17. Three Little pigs has a very important lesson.The story teaches young children to not be a bad person because in the story the wolf is a bad person but he dies in the hot water.Also Three Little pigs teaches young children will be hard workers because the third pig work hard,so he is safe.how will the young children learn this without the Three Little pigs?

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  18. Wow look at all these lovely stories

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  19. What is the most important lesson to tell young children?It is not to judge what people by what they look like.The story of the princess and the frog dose just this it teaches children to be kind and not to judge what someone looks like because it's more important to think about what is on the inside that counts.

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    1. An important lesson for all children!

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  20. As you can see this is one of the best book in the school so please use it. Ill bet you Yr 2 will be sad

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    1. My favourite book clover moon by jacqline Wilson because it has a lots of action,fashion and problems.

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    2. Clover Moon is not a fairy tale. Make sure you read the question properly.

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  21. I think that The Boy Who Cried Wolf is a macnificant fairy tale because it has a clear moral which is:
    It's not always about playing with your friends it's also about helping others.

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  22. I think you should really use the boy who cried wolf in the ks1 anthology because it has a great moral which is: always tell the truth never tell a lie.

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    1. Now I know the moral, can you please tell us what lesson it would teach if it was to get selected

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    2. Adeline, is a moral and a lesson not the same thing? Amarnie is saying that The Boy Who Cried Wolf teaches children to not lie. That is a good lesson.

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  23. The children in ks1 are just learning to earn their freinds trust through love.This is why I have chosen the beautiful story of Cinderella.

    Surely children would admire her and think of her as their role model because ,despite the ugly stepsister and the wicked stepmother being mean to her she was still kind and warm hearted.In addition to this, it teaches children not to be influenced by poor behaviour and to always be well behaved and sensible towards others.

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    1. I can see how this would be a great lesson Key Stage 1 to learn.

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  24. It's my pleasure to be writing to you for the first time. This letter will give you the confidence to choose my favourite fairy-tale to be published in the KS1 anthology. The book I am writing about today is a very well known book, I know you definitely don't want to miss out. I personally think this book is one of the best fairy-tale made and I know that all of the children will also enjoy this book.

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  25. I think the best story for the KS1 anthology is The Boy Who Cried Wolf because of several great reasons.First of all this fairytale has everyone`s old-time favourite the Wolf. Why do you think he is so many fairytales? Because he is a naughty and funny character! Have you ever seen one character in that many fairytales! This cheeky character stars in Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs and The Boy Who Cried Wolf.

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    1. He is a popular character! Why do you think this story should be used instead of one of the others though? If the best bit is the Wolf then why not pick Three Little Pigs or Little Red Riding Hood?

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    2. Well Mr Ashworth,the reason I chose The Boy Who Cried Wolf is because it is not typical like the fairy tales you said. For example,Little Red Riding Hood has the same story line and is popular so it is well known. Who wants to read a fairy tale over and over again? It is better to read a new fairy tale or a fairy tale which is not so popular and take a new adventure!



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  26. Out of many stories Cinderella is the best fairy tale for the anthology because of it's clear theme of love and jealousy.It teaches the children not to be cruel otherwise something bad will happen to you.In the story the step mother is jealous of Cinderella so she forbids her from going to the ball and does not allow the prince to fall for her.However things changes for Cinderella.The prince finds her and they end up in love.Some people may consider Little Red Riding Hood because of it's lesson not to talk to strangers.However no child would think of a wolf as their grandmother.

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    1. What do you think is the moral or lesson of Cinderella?

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    2. The moral of "Cinderella" is that people should always fight for what they want with a good heart and hard work. Cinderella is never negative or angry due to how poorly her stepsisters and stepmother treat her, and she keeps working hard despite things seeming hopeless.

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    3. The moral of Cinderella is never to be cruel otherwise something bad will happen to you.

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    4. Latifat, I see that you have been doing some online research to find the answer to these questions. Fantastic! It's great to see you being so inquisitive.

      But remember - when you find something out on the internet you need to put it into your own words. If you just copy and paste the text from somewhere else then you haven't answered the question, you've just copied someone else's work. So make sure you rewrite it in your own words next time.

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  27. As I am sure you're a very intelligent lady who is very cautious on the whose story should be on the top ten on the ks1 anthology which is mine because it is the most age appropriate for ks1.It teaches them about love trust and friendship. This story is so popular anyone can read it which is Cinderella.

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    1. Can you expand a little further on this Siham? Have a go at writing this out again with more development of your points.

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    2. Cinderella is a kind and diligent young girl, which inspires children just to be like her.She is a good influence to be kind to her family. Even though her step sisters were really mean to her she was still able to empower rapidly through. Her step mother was a wicked lady because all she cared about is fame.

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  28. Dear Mrs Lawrence

    The marvellous Three Little Pigs shows not to be lazy because the first and the second pig nearly got eaten by the wolf as they chose to make a house the wolf could blow away.

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    1. Yes that's right, and it's an important lesson to learn!

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  29. Dear Mrs Lawrence

    I have chosen Rumpelstiltskin and i also think this is the ideal story you should include in the KS1 anthology, the reason why i have chosen Rumpelstiltskin is because the moral is one of the most important lessons in history is to not brag about things that are'nt true.This is basically lying. Lying can have a bad impact on other people and you can get yourself in even more trouble. Just like in the story, the miller lied and said that his daughter could turn straw into gold. This was clearly a lie, and because of this hid daughter ended up loccked in a room. I am sure he was not expecting that. Now he then realized that lying can cost him a valuable thing in his life.

    Thank you for reading this,I hoped you enjoyed it.
    Yours sincerely,Jerome.

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    1. This is a very important lesson Jerome, well done. I like how you have written your blog with the features of a letter.

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  30. Choosing The Three Little Pigs, as part of the anthology, is a great idea it shows children to be brave and stick up to bullies and never be worried or scared to tell someone this will help them if they get bullied in the future. I know there's many fairy tales, some would agree that Cinderella or Little Red Riding Hood are best I disagree I feel like they do not have clear enough themes the book is just purely for the enjoyment of it. The Three Little Pigs is one, enjoyable and two, has clear themes that is way you should choose The Three Little Pigs for the KS1 anthology.

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    1. There are some good ideas in here Gavin but lots of punctuation is missing. Please rewrite it with the punctuation you are missing.

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  31. I think little red riding hood is a good one for key stage one because it teach to not talk to a stranger or go to a dangerouse place all by there self so like they got lots or they could get kidnapped. so i think that fairy tail is good for key stage one.

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    1. Yes this is a good lesson for younger children. What else do you like about Little Red Riding Hood?

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    2. The another reason is to don't talk to strange because you don't know what might happen with the strange. but there are any morals.

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    3. Yes Latifat, great suggestion. The moral from Little Red Riding Hood is to not talk to strangers. They might be a wolf!

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    4. I like Little Red Riding Hood because it teaches something and it is good for Year 1 and 2 as it shows good morals and teaches children about nice things and tells them the rules and regulations of life.

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  32. In addition I am certain The Boy Who Cried Wolf should be included in the anthology as it has a fantastic clear moral which is not to lie otherwise people may not believe you. It is vital for the KS1 children to learn this as it significant in life.This story will show them through the right way.The boy`s reputation was a liar and nobody wants to help a liar. So therefore it is important the KS1 do not become one.

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  33. little Red Riding Hood; The reason why you should choose my book is because this book teaches them that if you do something wrong good things are not going to happen to them. This is a very important lesson for Year 2 because they are just learning what it's good and what it's bad.

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    1. How does Little Red Riding Hood teach children that? What happens in the story that teaches us this lesson?

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    2. It teach you not to talk to any strange. It teaches lesson to ks1. Little Red Riding Hood was walking in the woods and met a Wolf and said "Were you going"? In a clear voice and that teaches us not to talk to strange.

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  34. If they don't learn it now when will they? What fairytale better than are Radiant Rapunzel this fairytale is a roller coaster ride of emotions from start to finish. In addition to this ride of emotions, which is good enough to include it, it also teaches the children an important lesson: don't take what is not yours. As in this great fairytale the wicked witch who stole Rapunzel from her Royal parents took what didn't belong to her, and in result to this she lost something greater:her life.If the children don't learn this lesson from the Wicked witch when will they?

    Some people who are less open-minded than you might prefer to include other stories in the anthology.Some might suggest the Three Little Pigs witch is very repative, like come on who wants to hear I will huff and puff... Let's just stop there! Also I surely know the well taught kids at Hillmead will never decide to build there house out of straw or twigs as they are surrounded by houses made of bricks which are very stable. Not only is Rapunzel for girls (for her golden hair) it also teaches boys to make sacrifices for others. I know I am only telling you what you already know. Rapunzel is a wonderful story which contains an important lesson, and can be changed into many forms and still mantain its clear message. I have always seen you as a kind ant thoughtful lady so I know you will make the right choice.

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    1. This is a very entertaining and engaging letter, Tomisin. I am sure that Mrs Lawrence will find it very persuasive!

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  35. The other books like Cinderella are so not interesting , there just so boring. People think that Cinderella is a good story , but guess what its not only Little Red Riding Hood . The only thing in the story that makes the story interesting is the ugly step-sisters.

    Hansel and Gretel is so boring because all that makes it interesting is that they saw a house full of sweets and they ate the witches. The story is going to make the year 2s won't like even one bit of this fairy-tale. It's so horrible because there step-mother gets sent to prison and Hansel got locked up by the witch and she was going to eat him and Gretel had to do all the dirty job . They were so lucky because Gretel put the evil witch into a fire and they stole her treasure and they ran away. This is how this story is so horrible. Its not even nearly 50% good

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    1. There's some great ideas in this Ibrahim, I think it could be very persuasive with a bit of work.

      Make sure you read back your sentences before you post them, I can see what you are trying to say but not all of it makes sense. This is a shame because your ideas seem fantastic!

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  36. I think that the lessons in the Boy Who Cried Wolf will teach the ks1 children to always help others and always tell the truth.

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  37. I think the reason my story should be in the ks1 anthology is because the lessons it has might actually come up in the future, because for example Little Red Riding Hood who really wants to see a wolf dressed up as a wolf dressed up as a grandmother because obviously children would not believe that and the lesson in Little Red Riding Hood is to not to talk to a wolf but really who could speak to a wolf and that's why I think that n
    My story is better than Little Red Riding Hood.

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    1. You've made a persuasive case Amarnie!

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