The first Peter Rabbit story, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, was originally created in 1893 as a letter to a five-year-old son of Potter's friend. The boy was ill and Potter wrote him picture and story letter to help him pass the time and to cheer him up. The letter included sketches illustrating the story.
Peter Rabbit made his first appearance in 1902 in The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Peter disobeys his mother's orders and sneaks into Mr McGregor's garden, eating as many vegetables as he can before Mr McGregor spots him and chases him about. Peter manages to escape, but not before losing his jacket and shoes, which Mr McGregor uses to dress a scarecrow.
Beatrix Potter is a national treasure in England and a hugely important creator of stories for children. Although Beatrix Potter died nearly seventy-five years ago, she continues to inspire children all over the world today with her wonderful stories.
In English students will be introduced to the character and the story of ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’.
Arts and Performing Arts will provide students opportunities to learn songs and a dance relating to Peter Rabbit.
PSHE will explore key themes and British values stemming from.
Simple Maths vocabulary will be introduced via Peter Rabbit clips.
Science lessons will explore simple machines and dietary needs of rabbits and humans.
In Geography we will learn about the places that Beatrix Potter was inspired by.
In History students will learn about the life story of Beatrix Potter and the chronology of Peter Rabbit adaptations.
We honestly believe that Peter Rabbit is a topic that could be studied in any curriculum across the world. Beatrix Potter’s stories are truly brilliant and have such strong morals contained in even her most simple tales.
Peter Rabbit has become a worldwide hit this year and we feel it is an ideal topic to study at this time.Children will learn to use their imagination each time they are exposed to a Peter Rabbit story. Students will learn how important it is to dream big, be kind and never give up. Beatrix Potter represents everything that is great about British literature for children and the wonderful values that go with it.
In English Lesson 1, teachers Glenn and Anna introduce themselves. They introduce students to the basic story of Peter Rabbit and teach them the essential keywords for them to follow the video clips to follow in the video lessons.
In Geography Lesson 1, teachers Glenn and Anna introduce students to the area that gave Beatrix Potter most of her inspiration for her Peter Rabbit stories. Students will learn about the physical features of the Lake District and the role and benefits of National Parks.
In History Lesson 1, teachers Glenn and Anna will explore the life of Beatrix Potter. Students will learn about Beatrix Potter’s childhood and how her love of nature developed. We will learn about how she was not allowed to become a scientist, but how this obstacle pushed her to pursue even bigger dreams as an artist.
In Science Lesson 1, teachers Glenn and Anna will use the Peter Rabbit story to look at how to lead a healthy lifestyle. This healthy eating lesson will have a huge element of fun to it as we will demonstrate how to make a nutritious smoothie. Students will be engaged as the teachers complete this interactive task.
In Maths Lesson 1, teachers Glenn and Anna introduce the key vocabulary that British students learn in Maths. Although the Chinese students may be familiar with the mathematic problems presented, we aim to provide the students with the basic terminology that is required for entrance exams to British universities.
In PHSE Lesson 1, teachers Glenn and Anna will explain the themes explored in the film PeterRabbit. We will pay particular attention to themorals relating the importance of friendship and learning to be happy for others when they succeed.
In Arts Lesson 1, teachers Glenn and Anna will demonstrate how to make Peter Rabbit ears. This will give students the opportunity to be creative, while also aiding their ongoing UKid Project. Arts and Crafts vocabulary will be introduced through a fun activity.
In Performing Arts Lesson 1, teachers Glenn and Anna will teach students the lyrics and tune to the Peter Rabbit song. Learning English through song is an incredibly powerful tool and also develops confidence. Performing as a group in the offline school will reinforce the new vocabulary.