Greta and the Giants

Age Range: 5 - 11

Greta is a little girl who lives in a beautiful forest threatened by Giants. When the Giants first came to the forest, they chopped down trees to make houses. Then they chopped down more trees and made even bigger homes. The houses grew into towns and the towns grew into cities, until now there is hardly any forest left. Greta knows she has to help the animals who live in the forest, but how? Luckily, Greta has an idea…


Book Author: Zoë Tucker

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Teaching Ideas and Resources:

English

  • Find out more about Greta Thunberg. Could you write her biography? You can find out more about her in this video:

  • If you could interview Greta, what questions would you like to ask her?
  • Think of words and phrases to describe Greta.
  • Retell this story from Greta’s point of view.
  • Think of adjectives to describe the forest at the start of the story.
  • Write a speech to present to world leaders asking them to help tackle environmental issues.
  • Write a newspaper article about Greta and how she helped to stop the Giants.
  • Greta says that ‘No one is too small to make a difference’. What does this mean? Could you write a new story about a person who works to make a difference?
  • Record a 'read-along' video in which you tell this story. Here is one example:

Science

  • The giants are so busy building, they didn’t stop to ‘see all the little birds and bugs and butterflies and bears that trembled in the shadows.’ What does ‘biodiversity’ mean? Choose a habitat and make a list of all the animals and plants that might live there.

Computing

  • Make a PowerPoint presentation about environmental issues.
  • Use the websites listed in the back of the book for research about the environment.
  • Design a website or an app to give people ideas about how to help their environment.
  • Use Scratch to build a game in which an environmental superhero has to save the planet from pollution.

Art

  • Design some signs and posters that you can use to teach people how to stop damaging the environment.

Geography

  • Make a poster to teach people about things they can do to help the environment.
  • Find out about habitat loss around the world. How is it affecting the plants, animals and people living in the area?

PSHE

  • A percentage of the cover price of the book is donated to Greenpeace. Can you find out more about this charity and what they do?
  • Plan a fundraising activity or event to raise money for Greenpeace.

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