The colourful present

The colourful present

Alisha helps Ronnie put together a colourful fruit and vegetable basket for his Grandma’s birthday.

The bucket garden

Mrs Begum’s class learn about where potatoes come from and create their own bucket garden.

The farm visit

Mr Valdez takes the class on a dairy farm visit. They meet Mrs Jenkins, the farmer, and learn about how milk is produced.

Yr anrheg liwgar

Mae Alisha yn helpu Ronnie i baratoi basged liwgar gyda ffrwythau a llysiau ar gyfer pen-blwydd ei fam-gu.

Yr ardd fwced

Mae dosbarth Mrs Begum yn dysgu am datws ac o ble maent yn dod drwy dyfu eu planhigyn tatws eu hunain mewn bwced.

Yr ymweliad â’r fferm

Mae Mr Valdez yn mynd â’r dosbarth i ymweld â fferm laeth. Maent yn cyfarfod â Mrs Jenkins, y ffermwraig, ac yn dysgu sut caiff llaeth ei gynhyrchu.

An turas gu tuathanas

Tha Mgr Valdez a’ toirt a’ chlas gu turas air tuathanas bainne. Coinnichidh iad ris a’ Bh-ph Jenkins, an tuathanach, agus ionnsaichidh iad mu mar a gheibhear bainne.
Exciting guests

The colourful present

In this story, Alisha helps Ronnie put together a colourful fruit and vegetable basket for his Grandma's birthday.

Ages: 5-6 years


Quick curriculum links

  • England (KS1): English, Mathematics, PSHE, Art and design, Design and technology, Science
  • Northern Ireland (Foundation): Language and literacy, Mathematics and numeracy, The world around us, Personal development and mutual understanding, The arts, Science
  • Scotland (First): Literacy and English, Numeracy and mathematics, Religious and moral education, Health and wellbeing, Creative arts, Technologies
  • Wales (Foundation): Language, literacy and communication skills, Mathematical development, Personal and social development, well-being and cultural diversity, Creative development


(For detailed links, please see the teachers' guide below.)

Teachers' Guide (updated August 2016)

The story

The story is provided as a PowerPoint presentation (see file below) and as a video.

Watch the story on YouTube:

Resources to support

To support different aspects of the story, a range of cross curricular resources have been developed. These are in addition to the PowerPoint presentation and the video of the story. The resources can be used as stand-alone materials, or combined together to support a longer unit of work.  The choice is yours.

You may wish to download all the materials and upload them to your school VLE.

All the resources below have been provided in a format which you amend, allowing you the flexibility to change the worksheets to better suit the needs of the children you teach.


Interactive activities

To support the story, there are two online interactive activities to engage children - The colourful present - part 1 and The colourful present - part 2. In addition, there are a number of files below.