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The Three Little Pigs

Storyteller Interactive
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What is a TECvideo?

These online, interactive videos are a radical and innovative way to use videos in the classroom. Watch the video then answer questions as they come along either during the video, or as a summary check at the end. These questions come in multiple formats like ture or false, fill in the blank, multiple choice and more.

Built-in activities

As you watch the video, curriculum-linked questions or activities will pop up that are relevant to the section of the video you just watched. From matching facial expressions to drag and drop, colouring-in or games for the entire class, there are activities to engage with every child or student. When a TECvideo covers multiple themes you can turn on or off certain question sets, this is done via Timelines. 

Introducing Timelines...

Depending on what you're teaching or what you want your child or student to learn you can turn on different timelines. Each timeline focuses on a particular aspect of the content from the video. For example if a video has questions on grammar and some questions on spelling you could choose to have both timelines turned on, just one timeline or have both off and just watch the video.

TECvideo timelines

Cloud Controls

As all TECvideos are hosted within The Education Cloud, all the resources come with the fantastic management controls you've come to expect from Education Umbrella.

Students can watch the videos without registering or logging in. Once you purchase a video just share the activation code with them and they will be able to watch instantly as long as you have copies available.

If you're buying it on behalf of a school or as a gift, you can send TECvideo(s) to somebody else via an email address after purchase. 


To read a review of Storyteller Interactive, our Primary Literacy video series, click here.



Three young pigs build houses of various materials, but only one house is strong enough to withstand a hungry wolf.

What is a TECvideo?
A TECvideo is an online interactive video hosted by Education Umbrella. Once purchased, the video will be instantly accessible in The Education Cloud (our online platform) at You log in with the same username and password you use for Education Umbrella. From there you can view the video, share it with others and manage who has access to it.

The storyteller for this video is Cat Weatherill.
Printed versions of this story date back to the 1840s but it is almost certainly a much older tale. The original story is longer than the version told here. When the Wolf cannot blow down the brick house, he tries to trick the pig with offers of turnips, apples and a trip to the fair, but the pig outwits him every time. In Andrew Lang's version (The Green Fairy Book, 1892) the pigs are called Browny, Blacky and Whitey and their choice of house reflects how foolish they are. Browny loves to get dirty so he requests a house of mud. Greedy Whitey asks for a house made of cabbages. Sensible Browny asks for a house made of bricks, and it is he who kills the Fox - not a wolf - and rescues his siblings.

Below are the timelines in this video and then the topics covered within that timeline.

Understanding the World
• Finding out about wolves and pigs
• Investigating building materials
• Explore different types of homes
• Boiling water – taking care with hot objects

Story Journey
• Factual questions
• Imagination questions
• Using the senses
• Using the emotions

Speaking and Listening
• Who am I? Using verbal clues to guess characters
• Descriptive vocabulary – adding descriptive words to the short sentences
• Onomatopoeia – explore words that match the sound they describe
• Alternative endings – discuss other ways the story might have ended.

• Good behaviour – why was the wolf bad?
• Feeling safe – do they have a favourite place that makes them feel safe?
• Losing your home – how do people feel when they lose their home?
• Respecting others’ property – are there any good reasons for destroying others’ things?
• Similarities and differences – between the character of the pigs

Into Reading
• Making sentences – arrange the words to make a sentence
• Repeated dialogue - join in with the story
• Rhymes – words that rhyme with /ick/
• Words ending with /ff/ - e.g. huff, puff, stiff, off
• Story corner – create a Three Little Pigs story corner

Into Writing
• Favourite foods – discuss their favourite foods; the pigs diet and write or draw pictures of their favourites
• Poster – warning others to beware of the Big Bad Wolf!
• Sequencing instructions – create instructions for building a house
• Labelling – label the parts of the wolf
• Sentences about emotions – looking at facial expressions then writing short sentences.

• Exploring actions of the characters using mime
• Delivering dialogue – say a line from the story in the style of the character
• Exploring movement of the pigs
• Facial expressions – making faces to show emotions. Use mirror and photograph for display
• Puppets – use simple puppets to retell the story.

• Maths – charts. What do pigs like best?
• Music – singing and performing the song from the story
• Music – listen to Peter and the Wolf by Prokofiev
• Maths – positional language (first, second, third)
• Maths – investigate repeating patterns.

Art and Craft
• Mask making – of pig or wolf
• Stitching round outlines – of laminated pictures of houses
• Paint/collage pictures of the pigs houses
• Designing doors – for each of the pig's houses
• Rubbings – of different wall surfaces with wax crayons and paper.

Year Group:
Preschool - Year 1

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Interest Level:
4 - 5
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United Kingdom

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