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What are the different skills we need to read with understanding?


Over the past few we have been focusing on the skills of skimming and scanning text in order to answer questions about it. We have also been learning how to give detailed answers, using the text to justify our reasoning.

What similarities and differences can we spot when we compare versions of the same story?


Today we watched a video, read a story and read a poem - all of the story of Theseus and the Minotaur. We then compared the different versions.

How do we write a powerful battle scene?


In writing our own myth, we will need to know how to write an exciting and powerful battle scene. We analysed the vocabulary and techniques used in the different versions of the Theseus and Minotaur stories and had a go at writing one ourselves. We thought about the action and reactions of the characters and the verbs and adverbs we could use.

How do we include speech in our own myth writing?


Later in the term, we will be writing our own version of a Greek myth. In order to do this, we will need to include dialogue between our characters. Therefore, today, we revised the rules for writing speech.

What are the features of a myth?


In order to write our own myths later in the term, we need to read and analyse lots of Greek myths. Today we read and analysed the story of Theseus and were given a sentence each from the story. We were given the task to try to find other children who had the sentences from our paragraph. Once we had found them, we needed to sequence the sentences and follow this by sequencing the paragraphs. This enabled us to analyse the structure and features of the story.