top of page

Hansel and Gretel

Autumn Term 

Spoken English, Traditional Stories, Story writing

Age Group: 5-7 

Addresses Requirements of Key Stage 1 Curriculum:

  • Use spoken language to develop understanding through speculating, imagining and exploring ideas.

  • Hear and share a wide range of high quality stories to develop a love of reading and broaden vocabulary.

  • Become familiar with fairy stories and traditional tales, retelling them and considering their particular characteristics.

The Hansel & Gretel workshop explores what ingredients are needed to tell a good story while helping children to become more confident storytellers and story makers. 


Tattershawl the travelling storyteller, tells stories anywhere and with anything that can be found. Tattershawl invites the children to step into a magical world to help tell the tale of Hansel and Gretel, where everyday objects are transformed and all is not what it seems. The children are encouraged to become the storytellers, deciding which path Hansel and Gretel should follow next.


Children will:

  • Explore the themes and structure of a traditional story.

  • Contribute their own ideas throughout to form a shared version of the story.

  • Practice problem solving from within the context of a story.

“The children were transfixed from the start.  All the children were encouraged to contribute regardless of home language and additional needs.  Tattershawl was mesmerising to both children and adults.”  
Year 1 Teacher Ward End Primary School Birmingham

Acess a comprehensive resource pack with follow-up activities which allow you to expand on learning from the workshop after our visit below. 

For more information, or to book, email us by clicking on "Get in Touch".

To access your digital workshop after booking and purchasing, click here:

Touring: Autumn Term 7th Sep- 15th Oct
Runtime: 90 Minutes 
Audience Capacity: Maximum 35 students per workshop

Requirements: School Hall or Large Cleared Classroom 



— Catherine O'Donoghue, 
Princethorpe Primary School Teacher

bottom of page