Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School

Term 4: Traditional Tales

Discovery Storytime Term 4: Traditional Tales


For TA Storytime this term, all year groups at Southborough will be reading various folktales and traditional tales. For fifteen minutes each day, our teaching assistants will read from a selection of enriching texts. Children will be introduced to stories that allow them to explore different cultures and beliefs. They’ll be reading 'pourquoi tales' (tales that explain the origins of things); novels that re-imagine Norse Gods; poetry inspired by myths; and folktale anthology texts. Listening to and discussing these stories will help children strengthen their vocabulary and imagination, as well as encouraging children to consider the importance of storytelling or oral traditions throughout history.


Children will be reading the following texts:


Anansi the Spider by Gregor McDermott

The Ghanaian Goldilocks by Tamara Pizzoli

The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Henriette Barklow

Pattan's Pumpkin by Chitra Soundar

The Fire Fox by Alexandria Page

Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx by Joe Todd Stanton

Arthur and the Golden Rope by Joe Todd Stanton

African Tales by Gcina Mhlophe

A Dollop of Ghee and a Pot of Wisdom: Stories from India by Chitra Soundar

Seasons of Splendour by Madur Jaffrey

Loki: A Bad God's Guide to Being Good by Louie Howell

Falling Out of the Sky: Poems about Myths and Monsters by Rachel Piercy

Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones