Ospreys

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s