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My Friend Winnie-The-Pooh

Неделя английского языка в 4-х классах


1. Инсценировки глав из книги (5–7 мин.).

2. Просмотр видеоклипов с песнями из мультфильмов о Винни-Пухе.

3. Интерактивные задания на знание содержания книжки. (Просмотр клипов и выполнение заданий проходят между сценками.)

4. Разучивание и исполнение песенки про Винни-Пуха всеми гостями праздника.

5. Участие в акции “Вернём Пуха и его друзей домой” (в Великобританию).

6. Подведение итогов. Вручение призов актерам (по номинациям).



January 18th is Winnie-the-Pooh Day. It is an opportunity to enjoy our favorite bear and all of his friends. This day was created to celebrate the birth of A.A. Milne.


1882 Alan Alexander Milne was born on January 18 in London, England. He was the third and youngest son of John Vine Milne, master of Henley House, a private school for boys, and Sarah Maria Milne.

1925 The Milnes move into a cottage at Cotchford Farm in Sussex, which will later serve as the setting for the Winnie-the-Pooh books. Milne publishes A Gallery of Children, a little-known collection of children’s stories that do not include Christopher Robin or his toys. On December 24, the London Evening News publishes a story entitled “Winnie-the-Pooh”, what would eventually become the first chapter of the book. Illustrations for this story were created by J.H. Dowd.

1952 Publishes his final book, Year In, Year Out, a collection of essays. Has a stroke in October and undergoes an operation in December that leaves him partially paralyzed.

1956 Dies on January 31 at the age of 74. By this time, his four children’s books have been translated into a dozen languages and have sold more than 7 million copies.

The inspiration for Winnie-the-Pooh was a black bear named Winnie. In 1914, a Canadian officer, Harry Colebourn, found or bought a female black bear cub orphaned after the death of its mother in the wild. He named the cub “Winnie” after his hometown of Winnipeg in Canada.

During World War I, Colebourn took Winnie to England. Later, Winnie was donated to the London Zoo for safekeeping when Harry Colebourn’s military unit was ordered to France. Supposedly, Winnie was a very popular attraction. Author A.A. Milne took his son, Christopher Robin Milne to see the bear. Christopher liked the bear so much that his father decided to name the character in his new book after Winnie, the black bear at the zoo.

Best known as: Honey-loving stuffed bear of The House at Pooh Corner.

Winnie-the-Pooh is one of the best-loved figures in British children’s literature. Pooh is a chubby stuffed bear with a particular fondness for honey; his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood include Eeyore the sad donkey, Piglet the pig, and Tigger the bouncy tiger. Christopher Robin also appears in the Pooh stories as the bear’s friend and protector. Pooh was introduced in the poetry collection When We Were Very Young in 1924 and then starred in Milne’s books Winnie-the-Pooh (1926), Now We Are Six (1927) and The House at Pooh Corner (1928).

The Pooh-books had also been favourites of Walt Disney’s daughters and it inspired Disney to bring Pooh to film in 1966.

Pooh is also known as Edward Bear. The original drawings of Pooh were done by illustrator Ernest H. Shepard...

Winnie-the-Pooh is not just a “silly old bear” Winnie-the-Pooh stories teach children important lessons about life.

According to A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh was given to Christopher Robin Milne for his first birthday in 1921. Eeyore was a Christmas present that same year, and Piglet arrived undated. Owl and Rabbit never were stuffed animals. They were critters that inhabited the woods nearby. Then came Kanga, Roo, and Tigger. The stuffed animals are now living at the Central Children’s Room of the Donnell Library Center at the New York Public Library.


Christopher Robin and Winnie-the-Pooh Quiz

This quiz will test your knowledge about Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends from the 100 Acre Woods.

1. What is Winnie-the-Pooh’s favorite food?

a. Haycorns; b. Hunny; c. Birthday cake

2. Which is NOT One of Eeyore’s Problems?

a. Bees bother him when he eats

b. His house keeps falling down

c. His tail keeps coming off

3. Two of these characters are boys. Which one is a girl?

a. Piglet; b. Eeyore; c. Kanga

4. What is a “Smackerel”?

a. A small taste of food; b. A fish; c. A slap

5. Who originally wrote the Winnie-the-Pooh stories?

a. Disney; b. A. A. Milne; c. Winnie-the-Pooh

6. Which of these sayings is not spoken by Pooh?

a. “Think, think, think”

b. “Oh, Bother”

c. “That’s Re-dikorus”

7. What is Eeyore’s favorite food?

a. Hunny; b. Thistles; c. Haycorns

8. Who is “Henry Pootel?”

a. Winnie-the-Pooh

b. A cleaned-up Piglet

c. One of Rabbit’s relations

9. What is Tigger’s favorite thing to do?

a. Bounce; b. Garden; c. Eat hunny

10. What does Roo dislike?

a. Milk; b. Tigger; c. Extract of Malt

11. Which Character is not in either of the two original Pooh Books?

a. Tigger; b. Gopher; c. Kanga and Roo

12. How long did the terrible flood last?

a. 5 Days; b. 3 Days; c. 3 Weeks

13. Which book was not written by A. A. Milne?

a. Winnie-the-Pooh

b. The House at Pooh Corner

c. Adventures of Eeyore

14. What is Pooh’s reason for why bees make hunny?

a. “Is for me to eat it”

b.“Because they like to”

c. “To trap other critters”

15. Where does Christopher Robin live?

a. Next Door

b. 100 Acre Wood

c. In a Heffalump Trap

Answers: 1. b; 2. a; 3. c; 4. a; 5. b; 6. c; 7. b; 8. b; 9. a; 10. c; 11. b; 12. a; 13. c; 14. a; 15. b

Winnie-the-Pooh ABC’s

A is for Alan and Alexander, the first and middle name of A.A. Milne, the author of “Winnie-the-Pooh”.

B is for Bees which Buzz and make hunny for Pooh. It’s also for Bouncing, Birthdays and Bear.

C is for Christopher, as in Christopher Robin, the boy who looks after all of his friends in the woods.

D is for Donkey, like Eeyore.

E is for Eeyore, an old grey donkey stuffed with sawdust.

F is for all of your Friends in the 100 Acre Woods.

G is for Gopher. He’s “not in the book, you know”.

H is for Heffalumps, Hunny, Humming, and Haycorns.

I is for me to eat It. (Pooh’s reason why bees make hunny).

J is for Jagulars who hide in the branches of trees, and Jump on you as you go underneath.

K is for Kanga, a female Kangaroo and mother of Roo.

L is for Love. We Love you Winnie-the-Pooh!

M is for Mr. Sanders, the name Pooh lives under.

N is for North Pole. Pooh discovered it.

O is for Owl, who lives high up in a tree.

P is for Piglet, Party, and Winnie-the-Pooh.

Q is for Quiz. Test your knowledge in our Winnie-the-Pooh Quiz.

R is for Roo, and Rabbit too.

S is for “Silly old Bear” who is Stuffed with fluff, and his desire for a Smackerel of hunny.

T is for Tigger, “T-T-f-n, Ta Ta for now!”

U is for umbrella. “Tut tut, it looks like rain”.

V is for Very Small Beetle, a friend of Rabbit.

W is for Wozzles and Wizzles that live in the Woods.

X is for Now We Are Six, the second book of poems about Christopher Robin.

Y is for When We Were Very Young, the first book of poems about Christopher Robin.

Z is for the London Zoo where a real bear named Winnie became the inspiration for a bear named Winnie-the-Pooh.


The Opening of “Winnie-the-Pooh”
Deep in the hundred acre wood,
Where Christopher Robin plays,
You’ll find the enchanted neighbourhood,
Of Christopher’s childhood days.
A donkey named Eeyore is his friend,
And Kanga, and little Roo.
There’s Rabbit, and Piglet, and there’s Owl,
But most of all Winnie-the-Pooh.
Tubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff.
He’s Winnie-the-Pooh.
Willy, nilly, silly, old bear.

Little Black Rain Cloud
I’m just a little black rain cloud
Hovering under the honey tree
I’m only a little black rain cloud
Pay no attention to little me
Everyone knows that a rain cloud
Never eats honey, no, not a nip
I’m just floating around over the ground
Wondering where I will drip

Furry Bear
If I were a bear,
And a big bear too,
I shouldn’t much care
If it froze or snew;
I shouldn’t much mind
If it snowed or friz –
I’d be all fur-lined
With a coat like his!

For I’d have fur boots and a brown fur wrap,
And brown fur knickers and a big fur cap.
I’d have a fur muffle-ruff to cover my jaws.
And brown fur mittens on my big brown paws.
With a big brown furry-down up to my head,
I’d sleep all the winter in a big fur bed.

Christopher Robin goes
Hoppity, Hoppity,
Hoppity, Hoppity, Hop
Whenever I tell him
Politely to stop it, he
Says he can’t possibly stop.
If he stopped hopping, he couldn’t go anywhere,
Poor little Christopher
Couldn’t go anywhere...
That’s why he always goes
Hoppity, Hoppity,

It’s a very funny thought that,
If bears were bees,
They’d build nests at the bottom of trees.
And that being so (if the bees were bears)
We shouldn’t have to climb up all these stairs.

How Sweet to Be a Cloud
How sweet to be a cloud
Floating in the blue!
Every little cloud
Always sings aloud.

How sweet to be a cloud
Floating in the Blue!
It makes him very proud
To be a little cloud.

How Sweet to be a Cloud
Floating in the Blue!
Every little cloud
Always sings aloud.
How Sweet to be a Cloud
Floating in the Blue!
It makes him very proud
To be a little cloud.


I. Animals in the Hundred Acre Wood

1. One person hides behind a bush – this is the big bear. The other person/people go fairly far away from the bush. When the game begins the people who aren’t bears run to the bush and call “big bear, big bear, come out”; they keep calling for a while and can run back to their spot and start over again. The “bear” can come out whenever it wants and tag someone; the person tagged becomes the bear.

2. Choose two teams. One team acts out a bear activity and the other team tries to guess what the activity is.

some of the activities:

• catching fish

• getting honey from a hive

• sleeping in a den

• sharpening claws

• climbing a tree

3. Pupils are arranged in a circle, with one member in the middle. This student should act like an animal, and the first classmate who correctly guesses this animal gets to be “it,” while the first classmate takes the guesser’s place in the circle.

II. Who is the quickest?

III. Uncorrected Text

(You might look for 8 errors of capitalization, punctuation, spelling, or grammar.)

Winnie The Pooh is a favorite character of young reeders. Pooh was created by author A. A. Milne, who was born in January 18, 1882. The Pooh character was inspired by Milnes son, Christopher Robin, and the boys stuffed bear. Other character in the Pooh storys came from his son’s toy collection, but the tiger named Tigger were actually patterned after a lively dog!

Answer Key:

Winnie-the-Pooh is a favorite character of young readers. Pooh was created by author A. A. Milne, who was born on January 18, 1882. The Pooh character was inspired by Milne’s son, Christopher Robin, and the boy’s stuffed bear. Other characters in the Pooh stories came from his son’s toy collection, but the tiger named Tigger was actually patterned after a lively dog!

IV. Pooh’s Stoutness Exercises

Way up high, reach for the sky!
Hands down lower, on your shoulders!
Yummy, yummy, pat your tummy!
Lower, please – down to your knees!
Way down low, touch your toe!


Return Winnie-the-Pooh and Friends Home to England (Children are supposed to write why they support the petition) Web site: http://www.classicpooh.co.uk


In 1947 the original toys Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore and Kanga went on a tour of the USA. They toured the USA visiting libraries and department stores. They ended up in Duttons Books offices and then in 1987 they were presented to the New York Public library, where they have been kept in a glass cage ever since. The New York Public library claims that they are as happy as they were when living in the Ashdown Forest England!

If they actually asked Pooh I am sure that he would not agree with that statement.


We the undersigned are petitioning for Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Kanga and Eeyore to be returned home to England, where they were created by A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard

Private comments of support (to be read and discussed with children)

– For many years Winnie-the-Pooh has given me much pleasure. These toys should be returned to England, from whence they came to delight children on this side of the Atlantic once again. Please, send them home. Winnie-the-Pooh was given to Christopher Robin Milne for his first birthday in 1921.

– I visited Pooh and friends in the children’s library in New York. He needs to come home, please.

It is sad to think of Pooh and Friends so far from home!

– I will never get to visit them, too far from Australia for me to travel now, but would like to think that they, too, could live where they were “born”.

– I have been a fan of Winnie-the-Pooh for over fifty years, since being given a copy of “Winnie-the-Pooh” and “The House at Pooh Corner” in one volume for Christmas in 1957.

– Last year I had the privilege of visiting Pooh and his friends in New York. Pooh looked very sad at being so far from home.

– It’s time he and his chums came home!

– Pooh and his friends don’t belong in a glass box, they belong back home where they can play, where they were created!


– They may have been kidnapped (or should that be “pooh-napped”?) some 60 years ago, but it’s about time he and his life-long friends returned back home for retirement where they grew up and rightfully belong!

– As much as we Americans may love them, Pooh and his friends are not American. I’m very happy and grateful to have had a chance to see them all while I lived in New York, but I couldn’t help but think how far from home they were. I’m sure they miss their Woods and should like to return to the place where they were loved and made real. Let them go back home where they belong.

By Yelena Zubets ,
School No. 1262, Moscow