We explore myths and legends in new and exciting ways in this great topic. We start with an original story, The Terrible Tale of the Lambton Worm, a superb retelling of a medieval legend from the north-east of England by Heather Harrison.
- A2 poster is "Walkies, Rex!" by Matt Roby is a perfect poster for discussing the difference between dinosaurs and dragons; as well as looking at found objects and recycling! On the reverse, we have a 'My mythical pet' resource and a biography of the artist.
- A3 poster 1 – Story starter 'Child and dragon'
- A3 poster 2 – The Terrible Tale of the Lambton Worm story map
- A4 poster 1 – The Green Man
Literacy: Literacy consultant, Maria Richards explains how to use the successful ‘Talk for Writing’ approach with The terrible tale of the Lambton Worm. Plus Tony Wilson puts the record straight about myths and legends, and shows us some practical approaches for using them to develop creative writing in class.
Maths: Maths teacher, Antonia Peters sets out to solve the growing problem of the Lambton Worm and shares some fun ideas linked to 2D and 3D shapes.
Geography: With just a few geographical and historical investigations you could soon be creating your own myths, legends and folktales.
Science: If the Lambton Worm were real, where would it fit into the animal kingdom? Teach children about classification and help them develop the skills of supposition and hypothesis.
History: Can we separate the history from the myth surrounding Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni?
Assembly: The excitement and adventure you feel while immersing yourself in myths and legends just doesn’t happen in this day and age – or does it?