In Literacy we are working on our own Viking Sagas - telling stories of the Gods. Before we began the writing process we listened to and read a range of Viking Sagas. Then we planned our sagas, creating story maps to help us plan and orally retell our stories. We then collected ideas and considered the literary techniques we could use in our stories like: different sentence starters, a range of sentence types (complex, compound and short dramatic), sentences of 3, imagery (smilies, metaphors and personification), selective word choices (powerful verbs and precise adjectives) and paragraphs.
We read our first drafts to the rest of the class or in small groups, sitting around the 'fire' as the Vikings would have done, telling or sagas to the rest of our clan.
We now need to edit our work in response to Mrs Matthews' and our talking partners comments and write up our stories in full. Then we will all be able to share our stories around the 'fire' in our 'longhouse' we are going to create on our Viking Day later in the term.
Written by Mrs Matthews & Mrs Hayter (proud class teachers) and their brilliant pupils (Mandela class).