During Summer 2 we will begin by using 'The Lost Happy Endings' by Carol Ann Duffy as stimulus for our writing.
Synopsis of Text:
In fifth-century Denmark, a murderous monster stalks the night, and only the great prince of the Geats has the strength and courage to defeat him. Beowulf's terrifying quest to destroy Grendel, the foul fiend, a hideous sea-hag and a monstrous fire-dragon is the oldest surviving epic in British literature. Artfully retold and magnificently illustrated, this companion volume to Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is made instantly accessible to children by a formidable children's book partnership.
As well as covering many reading objectives most of us will be learning about:
Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation
During our learning about Beowulf we will be focusing on:
Word List Words
aggressive, ancient, cemetery, committee, community, desperate, disastrous, exaggerate, explanation, sincerely
Spelling Rules and Patterns
Homophones and other words that are often confused