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Throughout Term 3 and 4, Year 6 are using storybook and film adaptations of an epic poem; Beowulf, in English.

 

The poem Beowulf tells of Beowulf the Geat, a warrior from Sweden, who travels to Denmark to end the twelve-year reign of terror of Grendel and Grendel's mother.

 

Beowulf (Old English - pronounced [be-oh-wulf]) is a legendary Geatish hero and later turned king in the epic poem named after him, one of the oldest surviving pieces of literature in the English language.

 

Scholars don’t know exactly when the unknown author wrote ‘Beowulf’, but many think it was first written down between AD 700-800. In about AD 1000, the Anglo Saxon scribes, who copied books by hand, produced a copy of the poem that still exists. The copy is very fragile as its pages are a thousand years old, but it is preserved in the British Library in London.

Instruction Writing - in English we have been learning to write detailed instructions for our D.T. crafts. To test out just how good our instructions were - we swapped and tried to create one of the Viking crafts just by following the instructions we were given. There were certainly some confusing moments, and some puzzled expressions!

Following instructions to create Viking crafts.

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