Student Blogging Challenge
This week we have been taking part in the Student Blogging Challenge. We have worked hard to create some fantastic Ancient Greece stories. Why not head over to our Blog and read some? firstname.lastname@example.org
Today we have been reading and familiarising ourselves with our WAGOLL - the Greek myth ‘Theseus and the Minotaur’. We read the story and discussed some of the main features. To help us internalise the language and structure of a myth, we created actions to match different parts of the WAGOLL.
From now on, we will read the WAGOLL and perform the actions at the start of each lesson to help us remember the language, the order, and the structure of the myth. This will help us when it’s time to write our own myths later on in the unit. We have also been drawing the story to help us remember the key events.
Ancient Greek Myths
This week in English we have been listening to lots of different Greek Myths. We then had a go at acting the story out using different facial expressions.
Ocean Meets the Sky
This week we have been discussing the interesting words that are used in this book. We then used a thesaurus to help us expand our vocabulary choices. Finally, we used all of this knowledge to write descriptive sentences using similes.
Ocean Meets the Sky
We are really enjoying our new focus book: Oceans meet the Sky. This book is about a young boy who sets sail to find a place his grandfather told him about... the spot where the ocean meets the sky. This week in English we have been looking at all the different word types within this book.
Writing a non-chronological report
This week in English we have been using the facts we researched last week to write our own non-chronological report about Ancient Greek food. We also included some of the humour we made up to make our writing more entertaining. Why not head over to our Blog to read some merlin2019.norbridgeblogs.net
Writing to teach and entertain
This week we have been researching facts about Ancient Greece. We have been focusing on the different types of food they would eat. We then looked at turning these facts into a short paragraph. We discussed how it is a bit boring to just read facts, particularly if it is a children's book. So we decided to add some humour into our paragraph and compare food from Ancient Greece to food we eat now. We then used this paragraph to create a short show.
Why not read some of our ideas: http://merlin2019.norbridgeblogs.net/
So You Think You've Got it Bad
This week in English we have been reading the book 'So You Think You've Got it Bad' . This book is full of historical facts, it covers what life was really like for children in Ancient Greece. Firstly, we looked at the presentation of the text and compared this with other Ancient Greece books. We then discussed the language used and discussed how it had a dual purpose: to inform and to entertain. We used all of this information to act out the text, we used gestures and expression to communicate with our audience.