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Week commencing 1st June

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 weeks – there is another fantastic story this week too!

Activity 1 Reading

Please see reading below under Activity 1 English



Activity 2 Reading

Please see reading below under Activity 2 English



Activity 3 Reading

Please spend 30 minutes reading your next book in Bug club. Please click the link below:

Activity 4 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 on the link below:


Activity 5 Reading

Please see reading below under Activity 5 English

Activity 1 English

This week, we are looking at a new story. We are going to start reading from our class book over the next few days. In the class book, the story is called ‘the wooden horse’. This is another of Odysseus’ adventures!


Please read pages 78a, 78b, 79a and 79b.


The start of 'The Wooden Horse' story. Please click on the slideshow to stop it and then click on the next page when you are ready.

Once you have read the story, have a think about the following questions:

  1. Do you think that Helen wanted to go with Paris to Troy?
  2. Why did the men all stay outside the city of Troy for so long?
  3. What do you think Odysseus’ plan is to get in to Troy?


Then, write down any words that you need ‘clarifying’. Look them up in the dictionary and write down the meaning of these words.


Activity: Draw a time line to explain Helen’s life so far from her strange birth to her life in Troy. See the examples below to help you.

These are two timeline examples that you might want to use as a guide. In the second one, the line goes up when something good happens and goes down when something sad happens.

Activity 2 English

Please read pages 80a, 81, 82a, 82b and 83.

The second half of the story. Please click on the slideshow to stop it and then you can click on the next page when you are ready.

Today, we would like you to retell the story of the wooden (Trojan) horse through poetry!

You will be using syllables.

You are going to have a go at writing a haiku!!


A haiku is a Japanese poem which consists of just 3 lines. Line 1 has 5 syllables, line 2 has 7 syllables then line 3 has 5 syllables.


E.g. A Haiku about Pandora’s Box

I have written the number of syllables under each word.


5 syllables                            Pandora gets box

                                                 3           1     1


7 syllables                            She’s tempted to open it                  

                                               1           2       1     2    1



5 syllables                            Evil and hope leave         

                                        2    1      1      1                                                                                                                                 

Activity 3 Task: Can you write a haiku about the Wooden Horse story? Remember that you are not writing in full sentences!

Challenge: Write a haiku about another Greek myth!

Activity 3 English

Today we would like you to watch an animated version of the story of ‘the Trojan horse’. In the video, they talk about Ulysses rather than Odysseus – it is the same person. He was known by both names! Please click on the link below:

The Trojan Horse

Children need to be supervised whilst watching YouTube.

After you have watched the video, please have a go at answering the questions on the activity 3 sheet.

The Activity 3 pdf is below should you wish to print it.

Activity 4 English               

Today, we are going to be putting together a short setting description about the seaside as lots of the Greek adventures have involved travel by sea and arriving/leaving islands.


First of all, watch the video below and think about what you can see and hear as well as what you would smell and be able to feel if you were there! Fill in Activity sheet 4 with your ideas. Use the word mat below to help you too.




Sounds of the seaside

Children need to be supervised whilst on YouTube.

Once you have written your notes, can you now convert them in to a short description using the phrases that you have written down?

Try NOT to just write: I could hear, I could smell, I could see


Try these:

The smell/odour of _____________filled the air.                    

In the distant sky, __________could be seen.

Across the island, ___________________could be heard.     

Under my feet, the sand was __________ and ______.


Also use the fronted adverbial word map and conjunction word maps to help.


E.g.                               Setting Description - The Seaside

In the distant sky, screeching birds could be heard overhead searching for their next meal. The sun shone down on me making me sweat. The rough sand scratched the soft skin between my toes as the sound of palm trees gently swaying in the breeze could be heard. The Mediterranean waters stretched as far as the eye could see and there were isolated caves on the far side of the golden beach. The salty sea air filled my nose.                               

The Activity 4 pdf is below should you wish to print it.

Activity 5                       Greek Gods

Today we are going to be learning more about Greek Gods. Have a look at the following PowerPoint to find out more about some of the main Greek Gods.

Greek Gods and Goddesses. Please click on the slideshow to stop it and click on the next page when you are ready.

Who is your favourite of the gods? Why?


Activity 5: Choose your favourite of the Greek gods/goddesses. We then want you to pretend that you are that god/goddess and that you are at a party where nobody knows you. You have to introduce yourself and tell them all there is to know from the fact sheets! Please feel free to make some things up too if you would like to! Use the fronted adverbial and conjunction mats from activity 4 to help you too.


Example:  My Introduction at a Greek Party by Hestia


Hi, my name is Hestia. You might know my older brother Zeus – he seems to get all the attention!


I’m actually a goddess as you can probably tell from my exquisite dress and beautiful complexion. My role is to look after the house and the hearth. That might sound like a bit of a boring task but to be honest, I really enjoy it. It does mean that I can’t go out very much but I do have lots of hobbies that keep me occupied at home. My favourites are knitting, reading, racing rats, skinning rabbits and archery so I never get bored!


I have a great many admirers and am actually so popular among the Greek women that they have actually started a fan club for me which I am very pleased about! Every new member gets a signed drawn portrait of me to put up on their walls! However, despite my popularity, I have never actually had a Greek myth written about me which is incredibly annoying!!


Now write your own introduction for your favourite god/goddess!


Words of the week   

Word 1 – complete

Word 2 – favourite

Word 3 – naughty

Word 4 – often

Word 5 - believe


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!

The answers for all 5 activities are in the pdf below.