Literacy: The Legends of King Arthur and The Knights of the Round Table

Ospreys have been improving a version of the Story of the Sword in the Stone, adding powerful verbs, exciting adjectives and interesting adverbs to sentences, to create their own retelling of the events of the tale. Pupils have so far written a draft opening paragraph about King Uther Pendragon, and a second paragraph about Merlin, and today wrote these two paragraphs into their finished writing book. We have also read extracts from several different published versions of the stories of King Arthur, to compare the style and language of each, and today read from a version first published in 1860, written by Sir James Knowles, listening out for words that we no longer use in modern English.