Fiction

English Year 3 Autumn Myths and Legends

Roman Myths

Explore myths using Marcia Williams’ The Romans: Gods, Emperors & Dormice and Group Reader Romulus and Remus. Study dialogue punctuation, conjunctions and word classes.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Introduction to Roman mythology and gods; revision of word classes
(suggested as 3 days)

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Texts
The Romans: Gods, Emperors & Dormice by Marcia Williams

Essential Resources
Gods and Goddess Cards (see resources)
Dreams of Destiny (see resources)

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Dialogue punctuation; role play; reading & comparing myths
(suggested as 4 days)

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Texts
The Romans: Gods, Emperors & Dormice by Marcia Williams

Group Readers
Romulus and Remus by Ruth Merttens

Presentations
Grammar PowerPoint: Punctuating Dialogue

Group Readers

Romulus and Remus
Romulus and Remus is a beautifully illustrated re-telling of the founding myth of Rome. Children will discover the fantastical story of how the twins were raised and the tragic tale behind the founding of one of the greatest cities of the ancient world!

You can purchase printed copies of this Group Reader from Hamilton Education

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Inference & prediction; story-mapping; retelling
(suggested as 3 days)

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Essential Resources
The Oak and the Linden Tree Reading (see resources)

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: Conjunctions to extend sentences, expressing time and cause
(suggested as 2 days)

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Essential Resources
The story of Ceres (see resources)

Presentations
Grammar PowerPoint: Conjunctions for Time and Cause

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Extended writing: write and perform a myth
(suggested as 5 days)

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They support the learning in class in this unit.

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Text
The Romans: Gods, Emperors & Dormice by Marcia Williams

Essential Resources
Unit 1 Image Resource: Gods and Goddess Cards