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MYTHS AND LEGENDS

BEOWULF

To discover more information about this Anglo-Saxon epic click on the link below: 

To watch an animated version of the Beowulf legend, click below:

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An anagram is a rearrangement of the letters of one word or phrase to make another word or phrase.

A very simple example of an anagram is rearranging the letters of "Evil" to get "Vile". More advanced examples include rearranging  "The best things in life are free" as "Nail-biting refreshes the feet"!

 

Try solving these anagrams:

 

Voices rant on

 

Twelve plus one

 

War terms

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GRAMMAR AND SPELLING

Useful links:

http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/curriculum/literacy/lit_site/lit_sites/pages/spelling_phonics_3.htm

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"P!U.N?C,T:U;A-T(I)O'N"

 

Punctuation can mean the difference between life and death.  For instance:

Let's eat, Grandma.

or

Let's eat Grandma.

 

Punctuate this sentence correctly:

 

A strange woman accosted us asking Is this the way to the bakers shop

There are six mistakes

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PERSUASIVE TEXTS

Here is a summary of persuasive writing texts and the elements you will need to consider:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/writing/argument/read/4/

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The Battersea Class Library

There are a number of classic children's books available to borrow from Battersea Class.  You must sign out any book you wish to borrow and look after it very carefully.  All books borrowed must be returned before the end of each term.  Titles include:

The Narnia Chronicles

The Harry Potter series

Peter Pan

Alice in Wonderland

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen

Tom's Midnight Garden

Goodnight Mr Tom

The Borrowers

Charlotte's Web

The Hobbit

The Lord of the Rings

The Northern Lights Trilogy

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Witches and other Roald Dahl stories

War Horse and other works by Michael Morpurgo

Stig of the Dump

The Wizard of Oz

The Iron Man

A Christmas Carol 

and many others.

HAPPY READING!

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Why not write a review of one of the books from our library?

HOW TO WRITE A BOOK REVIEW

  • Give the title of the book and the author's name.
  • Who are the main characters? Did you like them? How did they make you feel?
  • Tell us about the plot but don't give too much away. Is it enjoyable to read?
  • Give your opinion of the book. Did you like it? What was your favourite part and why? Were there any funny or scary bits? Did you learn anything?
  • Would you recommend this book?
  • Tell us a little about the author. Is there a website where we can find out more? Do you know any other books by the same author? Have you read any? How does this one compare?
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