Year 4 Animated Tales

Animations of magical tales, classical and traditional poems and information texts for children to watch and listen to or practise reading aloud.

Year 4

Was it Better Now

This is a colourful adventure and sci-fi story. Fred is looking for his misplaced football scarf late one evening at school where he meets Mon, a boy from 400 years into the future. The two immediately become friends. Fred shows Mon around school the next day and Mon is awestruck. When Mon takes Fred to his own time, Fred is overwhelmed by how different life in the future is. The story juxtaposes scenes from Fred’s and Mon’s time for contrast. Click on the icon in the corner for discussion questions and writing prompts regarding time travel.

This Animated Tale is also available to use offline or on a computer with restricted access.
Download .swf (PC) | Download .exe (PC without Flash Player) | Download .app (Mac)

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