Selection of writing to be used as part of a Traditional Tales unit based on the Rainbow Serpent. Included is
a Big Write story opener
How Doth the Little… Lewis Carroll poem to be reworked so it is about the Rainbow Serpent
I used these with my Lower KS2 class who were familiar with the Dick Roughsey version of the Rainbow Serpent. They were abe to use the examples to create their own versions.
Year 3/4 objectives
English/Big Write/Literacy in science
An original story starter about two children who wake up to discover they are magnetic.
We had lots of fun coming up with ideas about how this would affect their day at school - would they repel their best friend - get stuck to the class bully - what objects would they stick to - what would the teacher think etc.
Objectives could include: range of punctuation, fronted adverbials, expanded noun phrases, paragraphs, neat joined writing.
For Lower KS2 children. Can be used as inspiration for a Big Write or as part of the mystery unit for English. This is a PowerPoint story using the character Ottoline created by Chris Ridell. She is invited by Daddy Bear to solve the mystery of who ate Baby Bear’s porridge. She finds clues and some “red herrings” , eventually discovering the master criminal Goldilocks in the bedroom upstairs.
A planning sheet, completed example of planning sheet and an example of a final written piece.
Based on the 9th labour of Hercules - can children write a persuasive argument giving reasons why Queen Hyppolye of the Amazons should give her belt to Hercules.
King Eurystheus wants the belt for his daughter, the belt had been a gift to Queen Hyppolyte from the god Ares.
For Lower KS2. A short script based on the Ant and the Grasshopper to be used as a writing prompt or WAGOLL. Children could use this as a drama activity or for an assembly. The other included file is a version of the script re-written as a short story. This could be used as an example as part of a Big Write or English lesson.
Writing starters and activities based on the labours of Hercules.
Predictions. Children have a set of writing prompts to encourage them to write their own version of the Augean Stables myth.
Emoji story retelling the myth of the Cretan Bull
Commas in lists activity to help children to create a new weapon for Hercules. Royal order of adjectives.
Powerpoint which guides children through where to add possessive apostrophes.
singuar possessive apostrophes
plural possessive apostrophes
plural noun possessive apostrophes
Includes plenary activity based on exclamation marks.
Fairly basic All About Me sheet containing sentence openers which children could use as a guide to write a letter to their new teacher.Also includes a word bank and a space to draw a self portrait.
LA children could write on sheet
HA MA children could copy out and use in their books
We explored the character of Sycorax when we did the Tempest as part of The Shakespeare Schools Foundation (SSF). Included here is a short PowerPoint discussing who Sycorax is and where she came from. The other PowerPoint is a story writing prompt with lower KS2 key spelling words highlighted. This lesson could be adapted for Lower or Upper KS2 or for any year group involved in the SSF.
Powerpoint based activity
Children to use the thesaurus to find synonyms.
Main activity - children re-write one of Hercules’ labours by changing the red words to more interesting synonyms
Final task - can the children describe a chimera using excellent and varied vocabulary