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Holy Family Catholic Primary School
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This week, we will be studying the Fables of Aesop. Aesop was a Greek story-teller who lived in the 6th century BC. None of his writings survived but his stories became known because of the art of story telling. The stories were written down hundreds of years after they were first told.



  1. Classification: FICTION (based on imagination or made up)
  2. The stories are SHORT.
  3. They are usually about ANIMALS with human characteristics (they treat animals as people).
  4. They are often CLEVER and/or amusing.
  5. They include a MORAL or a lesson about how to live. The moral is for the reader and has to do with right or wrong behavior. It has nothing to do with the animals in the story.


You will spend time reading and understanding Aesop's fables before writing your very own. Remember to check the features of your writing against the given big write success criteria. You will live true to the art of story telling as you are invited to read/perform these fables to your family or a younger audience. You may want to use our storyboard template to assist with this.


Wednesday - homographs and synonyms

Thursday - Planning a fable (Include direct speech and remember to proof read)

Friday Big Write: Writing a fable in the style of Aesop