Year 5: Thursday 11th June: Home Learning: English

Good Morning Year 5!

Today, you are going to learn the story of Theseus and the Minotaur, recap how to write a newspaper article and write a newspaper article about the story.

Comment: In your comment write your headline and orientation (first paragraph with who, what, where, when and why).

Task 1

Watch the video at least 2 times, and make notes. You should focus on the part where Theseus decides to go and why, then where he defeats the Minotaur and who he has promised to marry.

You can also read the story here:
https://www.theoi.com/articles/theseus-and-the-minotaur-story-for-kids/
or
https://greece.mrdonn.org/theseus.html

Task 2:

Now you need to recap the key features of a newspaper article. On the BBC website watch the video and complete Activity 1. DO NOT DO THEIR ACTIVITY 2 AS IT IS NOT ABOUT THESEUS AND THE MINOTAUR.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkn3bdm

Things to remember when writing your own newspaper article:

  • Make your headline short and snappy.
  • In the first sentence sum up what the story is about.
  • In your first paragraph answer the who, what, where, when why questions.
  • Write your report in the third person and the past tense.
  • Split your newspaper report up into paragraphs to help the reader clearly understand the information.
  • If you use quotes to make your report more interesting, don’t forget to use speech marks!
  • Use a photo with a caption to give the reader more information.
  • Fill your newspaper report with both facts and opinions. Facts give the reader all of the information they need by using the 5 Ws.
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Task 3

Now it is your turn to complete a newspaper article based on Theseus and the Minotaur. You need to log in to Purple Mash and type it up on there.
Here is a word mat and an example text to help.

Hint: You are writing from the perspective of someone in Athens, Theseus’s home land. As a reporter you won’t have seen what happened in Crete, but you will have heard about it.

GD: Can you change the name of the paper to ‘The Daily Crete’ and write the story from their perspective

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WRITE YOUR HEAD LINE AND ORIENTATION IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!

71 thoughts on “Year 5: Thursday 11th June: Home Learning: English

  1. I did all the tasks
    Theseus defeats the Minotaur
    Yesterday, Theseus, son of the king, has killed the minotaur. This extraordinary battle took place in a maze called a labyrinth. How? It is thought that Aridane, King Minos’s daughter, had helped him. An eyewitness told us that the Minotaur was stronger but Theseus was swifter. He told us that Theseus killed the monster with one strike to the neck. The future for the people of Athens looks like no more children will be eaten.

    • Some great vocabulary used there Velin! and I like the sense of formality I am getting when reading your orientation. You have covered the 5W’s well! Just remember to ensure you are always writing in past tense because this event happened previously!

  2. The gate shut as the children nearby were waiting theseus went right to the center the woke and charged the beast was much stronger but theseus was way quicker with one struck to the neck he was done

  3. Task 1 ‘write notes’
    I have done this on paper.
    Task 2 ‘ newspaper article’
    ‘the legend minotaur!’
    yesterday, in the city of Greece a young prince went into the deadly labyrinth of the beast Minotaur! He had told the king ‘if I shall put a red flag up that means I have died, if I put up a white lag that means I have defeated Minotaur and escaped his labyrinth.’ The prince had slayed the Minotaur but on his way back he had put up a black flag, so the king thinking this meant death as the prince did not give an option of a black flag the king unfortunately killed himself by jumping of a cliff.

  4. Athens was going to get attacked by King Minos but they made a deal if for 9 years King Minos never attacked they will send they will send seven boys and girls to get eaten by the ferocious Minotaur.

    Shocking new twist there may be no more volunteers needed to slay the ferocious beast. Blessed by the Gods Theseus headed on to the journey to Crete . Once he got there he headed to where the battle was going to take place. On arrival to the entrance Theseus fearlessly entered the lair of the Minotaur from which nobody had come out of alive. With the help of Ariadne, daughter of king Minos, the hero marked his way through the winding passages of the labyrinth’s entrance. And freed Athens terrible obligation.

    Theseus then inherited the throne and he settled down to government, unifying settlement into a single political unit and establishment a peaceful and prosperous for Athens.

  5. Minotaur Task:
    Billions of Kids were devoted to the beast of Grewk which is the Minotaur, so he can eat them. Theseus’ journey was very troublesome and scary to awake the beast of the Greek the Minotaur. Berryandne fell in love with the prince for the first time. Theseus joined the children on a voyage to Greek. At the next day, She gave the Prince a ball of string and a sword to be certain that he lived. Theseus and the children entered a maze and the gates were secured shut. After 9 years had passed, Theseus’ wife left him and she was so sad and heartbroken after because he really wanted to jump off a cliff but instead he wanted revenge so, he found the Minotaur and sliced his neck off.

    • Super Hamzah. You need to complete the Purple Mash task, include orientation, who, what, where, when and why in your Newspaper article. It needs a Headline too. I am sure you will come up with a great one. 😊

    • Please write your orientation on the blog with the Headline of your report please Damanpreet. Please also complete the work set on Purple Mash.

  6. Minotaur task:

    Billions of Kids were sacrificed to the beast of Grewk the Minotaur. Berryandne fell in love with the prince for the first time. She gave the Prince a ball of string and a sword to make sure that he lived. Theseus joined the children on a voyage to Greek. At the next day Theseus and the children entered a maze and the gates were locked. Theseus’ journey was blindly and bravely to awake the beast of the Greek the Minotaur.

  7. The new king of slaying .
    Last night on Wednesday in greece the prince went to the maze of the minitor he told the king that if he had left the the red flag up he had died thy if he had put up a white flag up on his way back he was alive

    ” We forgot to put up the white flag he had survived but for for forgot and the king jumped . ” said an member of the crew that didnt want to be named

    As the king jumped into the mountains and died we have a new king
    Please read tomorow because we may have updates

    • Great start Aiva. Well done! Be careful with your punctuation. You have included the orientation and the Headline which is great! I like that you have used a quote. Please complete the task set on Purple Mash.

  8. The Fight Begins
    Theseus, son of the king, went to fight Yesterday This extraordinary battle took place in the woods.
    It is thought that the minatour was stealing sneakily and killing anybody who saw it.
    Theseus was walking in the woods when he saw him . The minter Theseus ran up to him with a shard sword next to his neck.

  9. The fight night!
    Greece is a nice place to go it is calming and relaxing but not in the inside, not until they started to send 14 children to the minatour. After 9 years passed, Theseus’ wife left him and she was so sad and heartbroken because of this he wanted to jump off a cliff but then he wanted revenge so he found the Minatour and sliced his neck. This meant that Theseus won and Greece was now free to live and didn’t have anything to worry about.

  10. Fighting Time!
    Greece was a calm place in the world but suddenly they were invaded by other lands. Theseus had found out that every 9 years the children of Athens would be eaten by the Minortour. Theseus had enough and decided to go to the labyrinth maze. He went with the children of Athens and when he went into the maze he was looking for the Minortour and when he found him he was ready to slay him.

  11. THE STORY OF DEFEAT.
    Theseus, son of the king, went to fight Yesterday This extraordinary battle took place in the woods.
    It is thought that the minatour was stealing sneakily and killing anybody who saw it.
    Theseus was walking in the woods when he saw him . the minatoir. theseus ran at him and said “ YOU CANT LILL PEOPLE” and then he ran up to him and put a sword next to his neck.

    • Hi Zoya, make sure all tasks are completed please. Your Newspaper report needs to include the orientation, who, what. where, when and why. Use the Newspaper word mat to help you. Please post this on the blog, include the Title for your report. Complete the task set on Purple Mash.

  12. Fight tonight! 🤜🤛
    Greece was a calm place in the world 🌍 , but suddenly they started to get invaded by other lands! Theseus had found out that the ferocious Minotaur had indaved their kingdom. He had sneakily hidden in a maze.
    After 9 years, Theseus and his wife had broken apart.. he was so sad 😞 he wanted to jump off a cliff. But he went back to the town, and fought the furious, evil 😈 Minotaur by slicing his neck. Theseus won, and the land of Greece was free of worry 😣.
    By Chloe 💚

  13. The Big Fight.
    Theseus And Greece Were Very Peaceful Until They Started Getting Raided By Other Parts Of The world 🌍 they found out that a Minotaur had entered Greece and lived in a maze. 9 years passed and him and his girlfriend broke up so he wanted to jump off a cliff. He went back to the town and went to the maze and fought the monster and sliced his neck off and Theseus won.

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