Finny loved inventing an alternative story to ‘The Three Little Pigs’.


  • Horses
  • Dragons
  • Circus scarves
  • Paper
  • Snow
  • Food colouring (red, yellow and orange)
  • Spray bottles
  • Grimm’s sunset rainbow
  • Grimm’s semi circles


He was buzzing with ideas, but kept his story a secret until I filmed it. “Once upon a time there were three little horses…”

The first horse.

The first horse built his house out of paper.

Then along came the big, bad dragon.

Luckily the first horse got away.

The second horse decided to build his house out of snow. Because of the request to go outside, I’d guessed this building material.

Along came the big bad dragon. He tried to blow the house down.

The dragon had another plan.

“Look he’s breathing fire!”

Always one for attention to detail, Finny insisted that the dragon needed his fire to be red, yellow and orange.

“Then the dragon blew out one giant ball of yellow fire.”

Followed by a ball of orange fire.

He finished off the job with a red fireball.

Finny loved watching the fireballs melt the snow house.

“The horse realised that the dragon could catch him..”

The baby horse had travelled the furthest, searching for the perfect building material. I was intrigued to see what he was going to pick, but should have guessed it would be his Grimm’s sunset rainbow and semi circles.

“Before long the baby horse’s two brothers came…”

The big bad dragons found the rainbow house.

Finny then went on to write the story of The Three Little Horses.

DfES Early Learning Goals (2017)

Communication and language

ELG 03 – Speaking:

Children express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs. They use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future. They develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.


ELG 09 – Reading:

Children read and understand simple sentences. They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. They also read some common irregular words. They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.

Expressive arts and design

ELG 17 – Being imaginative:

Children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role-play and stories.