Fiction

English Year 3 Spring Myths and Legends

Arthurian Legends

Explore Arthurian legends through Marcia Williams’s King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Study nouns and pronouns for clarity and cohesion and direct speech.

Start with the core unit to introduce key texts. Then select from comprehension, SPAG and composition units.

Core
Unit 1 Core: Introduction to setting, characters and style of Arthurian stories
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table retold by Marcia Williams

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Nouns or pronouns for clarity and cohesion; retelling legends
(suggested as 4 days)

You Will Need

Texts
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table retold by Marcia Williams

Film
The Sword in the Stone by Wolfgang Reitherman (1963 Disney) - see clip references on specific days

Presentations
Grammar PowerPoint: Pronouns

SPAG
Unit 3 SPAG: Punctuating dialogue; role play and retelling
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Texts
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table retold by Marcia Williams

Presentations
Grammar PowerPoint: Punctuating Direct Speech

Comprehension
Unit 4 Comprehension: Explore characters, plot and language of legends
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table retold by Marcia Williams

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Write a quest story in the style of an Arthurian Legend
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table retold by Marcia Williams