Our Class Book!
This week, we are continuing to read more Greek Myths from our class book. We hope that you have enjoyed the stories that you have read over the last two week – there are some more fantastic stories this week too!
Activity 1 Reading
Please see reading below under Activity 1 English
Activity 2 Reading
Please spend 30 minutes reading your next book in Bugclub. Please click below:
Activity 3 Reading
Please see reading below under Activity 3 English
Activity 4 Reading
Please see reading below under Activity 4 English
Activity 5 Reading
Please end the week by going on to Newsround. Choose a story that you would like to read and then write a summary and your own headline to go with the story. Can you include alliteration or a pun in your headline as we did in class? Please click below:
Activity 1 English
Last week, we looked in detail at the story of Daedalus and his son Icarus and how they escaped from the palace tower that King Minos had locked them in. Today, I would like you to rewrite the ending of this story. Copies of the endings of both versions of the story are below for you to familiarise yourself again with. Hopefully, you will agree, that the 1st version from the class book is much more interesting and imaginative than the 2nd!
TASK: Rewrite the ending of the story:
Use some of the words and phrases that you have magpied from the story! Also, remember to include fronted adverbials, connectives and other interesting vocabulary!! There are two word mats below the stories to help!
Today, we want to introduce you to a big hero from Greek myths, a man by the name of Odysseus. Odysseus was on a very long adventure called ‘the Odyssey’. In the animation below, there is a very quick summary of the Odyssey. There is a lot of information and we are not expecting you to understand it all - it is a bit of fun!!
At the end, the God Zeus has asked if you would create a MISSING PERSON POSTER to try to find Odysseus and his men – you are going to have to make lots of it up! You can choose anywhere that you see on the video as being the last place he was seen! You may want to decorate it/or use the Greek alphabet on your poster too from the sheet below.
Please include the following on your MISSING PERSON POSTER:
What does Odysseus look like?
Where was he last seen?
Who was he with and what did they look like?
How many others?
Who is looking for him?
Is there a reward?
Today, we are going to read the start of one of the stories from Odysseus’ epic adventure – you might have spotted it in the animation!
First read pages 84a – 85b. Make predictions about if/how Odysseus and his men escape!
TASK: Complete activity sheet 3 with what we know about Odysseus so far!
Today, we are going to read the rest of the story (86a and b) and find out what happened to Odysseus and his men on Cyclops’ island!
The task is after the reading.
After you have read the end of the story, think about the following questions: Were you surprised by how they escaped? Do you think that it was a clever plan? We will come back to this story again!
Now, we would like you to watch the following two videos to recap on speech marks/inverted commas. Hopefully, you remember it well as we covered it recently in our newspaper reports!
This week, we have been finding out about Cyclops – one of the Greek creatures. Today, we would like you to create your own creature/monster!
Words of the week:
Word 1 – actually
Word 2 – regular
Word 3 – grammar
Word 4 – although
Word 5 - certain
As in previous weeks, please learn how to say the word, spell it several times, find out its definition and write 3 sentences with it in!