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Explore the story

Knowledge and skills

  • Storytelling
  • Story writing
  • Spelling, punctuation and grammar
  • Writing techniques
  • Vocabulary development

A close-up look at the language used in Paul Mason’s Sports Day on Mount Olympus will help children get to know the story back to front. It will also give children techniques for storytelling and writing, and provide a context for improving spelling, punctuation and grammar.

Sports Day on Mount Olympus provides heaps of opportunities for exploring language in a fun and engaging way. The story is full of colourful expression, simile and hyperbole – and children will enjoy being language detectives and identifying the different writing techniques that the author uses.

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