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This term in Year 4 we have been looking at the book The Wreck of the Zanzibar by Michael Morpurgo.

 

 

A gripping children’s story from War Horse author and former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo.

“We all knew what was going to happen. We’d seen it before. A ship about to founder staggers before she falls. A huge wave broke over her stern and she did not come upright again.… Life on the Scilly Isles in 1907 is bleak and full of hardship. Laura’s twin brother, Billy, disappears, and then a storm devastates everything. It seems there’s little hope. But then the Zanzibar is wrecked on the island’s rocks, and everything changes …

 

We are going to write our own version of the stories. 

 

After this we will be looking at non-chronological reports. Specifically on sharks and greek gods/goddesses. 

In literacy this term we will be looking Greek Myths. 

 

 

The first myth we looked at was Arachne the Spinner. 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have also looked at King Midas and the golden touch. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our next myth we will look at is Hercules. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The myth of Arachne

The myth of King Midas and his golden touch

1997 Hercules Official Trailer 1 Walt Disney Pictures

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