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In English, we have been learning about fantasy stories. We are looking at the story of Maleficent. The children are really enjoying sequencing their story on a story mountain and story board and have produced some impressive setting and character description work! We will then be using all the sentence work we have carried out to retell the story in detail. 
In English, we have been using the video clip 'The Blue Umbrella' as inspiration for our diary writing. We watched the clip several times and thought about a day in the life of the blue umbrella from the video. We used hot-seating to discuss how the blue and red umbrella were feeling at different points in the clip and used this discussion to come up with ideas for our diary writing. We created some fantastic pieces of diary writing and really enjoyed pretending to be a different character!
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Here is an example of one of the diary entries we created based on the clip 'The Blue Umbrella.'

MYTHS!

 

Once upon a time, long, long ago, before even your teachers were born, there lived some really great storytellers. Their stories have been passed down, retold, translated, adapted and, more recently, written down, because everyone loves a good story! Do some of your favourites include haunting, treasure and battle, wicked deeds and heroic actions? These stories probably include myths and legends!

 

This half term Y3 has been exploring mythical worlds, meeting mythical creatures and retelling one of the most famous myths about a brave man fighting with half human and half bull - "Theseus and the Minotaur"

 

 

This half term in English, we have been learning about and exploring myths and legends. We have linked our learning to our Creative Curriculum topic, 'Romans.' We have enjoyed carrying out various activities based on our chosen myth, 'Theseus and the Minotaur.' We have acted out our myth in groups, created 'freeze frames' of our myth in PE, produced a comic strip of the story and retold the story in detail. We have really enjoyed learning about this myth and have shown a great understanding of the myth in our writing! Well done everyone!
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