Year 5: Thursday 2nd: Home Learning: English

Good Morning Year 5.

Today your task is to write your own version of the story of Theseus and the Minotaur on Purple Mash. If you need to re-cap the story use these resources:

Remind yourself of the story: https://greece.mrdonn.org/theseus.html#:~:text=Prince%20Theseus%20told%20his%20father,Minotaur%20is%20a%20terrible%20monster!&text=Along%20with%20six%20other%20Athenian,Prince%20Theseus%20sailed%20towards%20Crete.

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Task 1

Write a brief plan on paper. Think about these headings:
– Intro: Why Theseus goes to Crete
– What happens when he arrives
– How does he defeat the Minotaur
– How does he escape/what happens on the island?
– Ending: What happens next

In your plan write bullet points about what you need to include. You may also want to add in any special language or expanded noun phrases you could include.

Task 2

Log into PURPLE MASH. This is set as a 2do for today. Use the template to re-write the story.

Bronze: Full stops and capital letters
Silver: Expanded noun phrases, adverbs and fronted adverbials
Gold: Parenthesis and relative clauses

Use the document below to help you:

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Copy and paste a paragraph of your story onto the blog.

64 thoughts on “Year 5: Thursday 2nd: Home Learning: English

  1. I did all the tasks.
    This is a paragraph of my story:
    The next day, he was thrown into the maze. He used the map to find the minotaur and got candles around it so it was trapped.
    “Why are you torturing me”, roared the Minotaur.
    “Because we have no pigs left and we don’t want Athens to get attacked.”, answered Theseus.
    “But, I don’t like pork, I prefer tomatoes.”, said the monster sadly.
    “Great, we have lots of them.”, replied the prince of Athens happily.
    Theseus blew out the candles, found his way out using the map, and sailed back to Athens to get tomatoes.
    He got them and went back to Crete, where he gave the red vegetables to his new friend. He did the same every year until the Minotaur died of old age.

  2. One day Theseus got told by his father go kill the minotaur because children are getting sacraficed so before he went Ariadne gave him a string and sword so that he kept alive Theseus went in the maze and the Minotaur charged and theseus put a the sword in the neck but he after he forgot to change the flag white so his father jumped of a cliff into the abyss.

  3. Very long ago there lived a king called Minos he lived in the island of creak he had a daughter called Ariadne and he demanded a big army every decade 400 kids would be sacrificed to the Minotaur king Minos made a deal and only 50 kids would be sacrificed. After Minotaur broke the deal and with struck to the chest he died.

  4. I have done this on purple mash

    This is my story:

    King Minos lived on a beautiful island called Crete. King Minos had everything a king could possibly want. now and then King Minos send his army to the Tiny village of Athens across the sea. The King Of Athens offered King Minos a deal. If he did not attack Athens for nine years . Athewould send seven youth and seven maidens to be eaten by the horrible monster that king minos kept as a pet the dreaded minotaur. The minotaur lived in the heart of a maze in the island of Crete. King Minos loved that old monster . King Minos only attacked Athens when he was bored . He really didn’t want anything. This way his beloved monster would look forward to a special nine years treat.

    Everyone in Athens was crying . Theseus (The prince of Athens ) told his father that he was going to Crete as the seventh son of Athens. He was going to kill the Minotaur and end the terror. Prince Theseus travelled to Crete with the 16 other Athenians to go kill the carnivorous beast .There he met a beautiful woman Ariadne the princess of Crete and the daughter of king minos ,who gave him a sword to kill the minotaur and some string so he could find his way back the maze .She had fallen in love with the brave Theseus and wanted to live with with him as his wife back in Athens. He thanked her for her kindness.Theseus tied the thread to the entrance of the Labyrinth ( where the minotaur lived) and ventured in. He slayed the Minotaur and followed Ariadne’s gift back to escape.

    He, Ariadne and the Athenian children fled Crete to return to Athens.The ship paused on an island for a night of celebration. By morning, the ship – with Theseus on it – had left Ariadne alone, either by Theseus’ intention or tragic accident where the hero realised too late.Theseus had promised his father to change his ship’s black sails to white if he still lived on the ship’s return. The hero forgot, so when the king saw the sails from afar, he thought he was dead. The man threw himself off a cliff into the sea.

  5. I have done it:
    FIRST PARAGRAPH:
    Once in a Kingdom far, far away in Ancient Greece, called Athens, there was a young man called Theseus he was really happy playing, until King Minos Attacked his village. He was really sad and scared so he hid from King Minos till the battle would be over. The next day he woke up. And he asked his dad that “what happened to the war?” and he replied with “that we made an adjustment on that we will give him 10 kids every 2 years.” So Theseus got very mad and worried. The next two years passed and he saw that his most loyal friend was on the ship.

    That is my first paragraph.

  6. There was a horrible , mean and wicked King , who was called King Meanus . He was the King of Crete and loved people to work for him . When he becomes angry he decides to bomb the town (Athens) . However the King of Athens didn’t accept this .
    The rest of the story is on purple mash .

  7. Theseus and the Minataur In the majestic city of Crete there lived a stubborn King his name was King Minos. He went across to attack the old city of Athens because the king was ruthless and aggressive. He attacked his opponents with anger, that bolied in his system. He did not care. He sailed on his ship. Once he reached Athens the king was ready for war. He was going to win. At any cost.

    After his victory , pride flooded the kings emotions.Crete celebrated. They had beaten there long tive arch rivals. Many people celebrated in their houses , as Athens suffered a huge loss that they could never forget. The twist in the battle was that Athens had to send 7 boy and 7 girls to bet eaten by the deadly Minataur, he was hungry for children . He always kept their bones as awards . And had a terrifying roar. Athens had a brave hero who did not like King Minos devious acts and stood up for his city and promised to slay the beast, who terrorised their city for many years , was about to get slayed by the prince of Athens .

  8. Every 9 years children get fed to minotuar to celebrate the peace between athen and crete.
    theseus thought this was torture to the young children getting fed to minotaur. so he offered to kill the minotaur as he was the first person to offer as they are all scared of the minotaur.
    Theseus was the son of a king so he was next to be in throne.
    As theseus arrived at Athen he met Ariadne and she gave him a sword and a ball of string and he promisd her he will come back to her.

  9. Many years ago,there lived a powerful king called Hera,who looked after his beloved kingdom. He told his bravest son to go and slay a beast,which captured people from their homes.
    “I need you to go travell across the world to a land called Crete.”
    “Ok father I will do my best just for you.”
    Quickly, he got up and he made near the sea. Then, he saw a empty a boat on the shore,he could ridebut he had to clean It.When he cleaned It,he made his way to the land called Crete (4 days later).

    He finally arrived the journey was tough and Cole felt drained.He tried to walk but his legs were not working.He could hear alot of screams thet were ehoing he made his way the noises.
    “Hello there.”
    “Hi what are you doing here,are you here to slay that horrible heast.”
    “Yeh can you tell me where his cave Is please.”
    “Keep going ahead.”
    “Thank you.” Cole carried on moving towards the cave,the beast knew he was coming,he set up a trap for him.
    He fell Into the trap and the beast ate him.
    THE END!!!!!

  10. A fornite later, it was now time Achilleas felt nervous as he had walked over to the harbour to get a boat to actually go to the island . 5 minutes later, he had reached the harbour he found a clear boat for them to go in . It was a large,choclate brown ship with a large black and white sail. He needed to ask someone how much it was so he went to ask this princess that caught the corner of his eye , “ Umm hello can you tell me how much this boat is ?” Then her dad came and said “ I will give to you for free if you marry my daugther !” So Achilleas agreed but not for long he was going to get the boat then leave her somewhere so he dosen’t have to marry her . As soon as he got the boat he went straight to the children’s houses and collected them they all then went the sea harbour.They set sail onto the deep blue sea with scaley , slimy orange fish in .

  11. The king Minos was confident enough to let Theseus go and defeat the evil,dangerous Minatour. When the prince arrived to the Island he saw a princess. The princess sees the prince and gives him white pebles.
    After that, Theseus carries on sayling to the crete. A few hours later Prince Theseus arrived to the crete and started looking for the beast Minatour. When he found the beast he took his dagger out and started to come towards the beast.

  12. Many years ago, on the island of Crete lived a very powerful,magnificent king,by the name of Nefeli. Father of Prince Achilles. He owned a huge, grand and luxurious palace. Over time, King Nefeli grew angry.Yearly, he sent his army to battle Athens as he thought they were better than his island.King Alexandros of Athens became angry of Crete attacking his men for no reason. King Nefeli made a deal with King Alexandros. Every three years, one strong, coraugeus boy would travel to Athens to battle the terrifying beast , Ambrosio (Indestructible) a nasty half man, half snake.

    Three years passed very quickly, the time had come to pick the brave boy. Unexpectedly, the king picked his own son, Prince Achilles. Night came and passed. It was time for Achilles to battle Ambrosio…

    Achilles had boarded an ancient boat. His dad told him a few words.”My son,when you have defeated that terrible creature, change the sails from black to white to show that you are victorious.”
    OK, Thank you Father.” replied Achilles

    When Achilles had arrived at Crete it was beautiful. Birds sang sweet melodies and his feet sank into the golden, soft sand. Palm trees swayed in the distance and the sea lapped the sand.

    Achilles had arrived at the labyrinth. At that moment, he met a beuatiful, glamorous girl. The girl, who was the King’s daughter, smiled and said “Hi, my name is Alexis, I will help you defeat Ambrosio only if you take me away and marry me.” Achilles was stunned, he accepted the offer straight away. Princess Alexis gave him a sword and some shining pebbles.

    Achilles entered the maze. it was pitch, black. Without warning, he heard a hissing noise in the corner. At once, he knew it was Ambrosio. Suddenly, a half man , half snake appeared. Achilles fought with all his might and power. With one slash of his sword, it was finished Achilles had killed the beast.

    He changed the sails from black to white and sailed with the princess. He married her and they lived happily ever after

  13. This is my story

    Along time ago on the Island of Greece lived a beast called Abraxes who ate allot of children each years and then something else happened.

    The king called Adonis wanted to slay the beast but didnt know how to so he decided to put a trail of dead rats on a path with no one on it.

    When He saw the giant, fearsome beast Adonis was shocked by how big Abraxes was. Adonis wanted to surrender but thought about how he could kill him Abraxes walked towards Adonis and adonis went for a strike to a neck but missed Abraxes bit Adonis but then another king called Damon came behind the beast and a strike to the neck and Abraxes ran away so Adonis and Damon ran after him and then the beast fell over and Adonis killed the beast.

    everyone was happy and had a party to celebrate that all the kids could live a normal life and then all the people could walk along the streets without getting killed and then the king shouted “we are all free so we dont have to wory about losing your children because were all safe”

  14. As quick as a flash,he secretly went to Corfu without asking but Ariande saw him and gave him a long,black ball of string and Ariadne,gave him good luck.So,he went on a ship to Corfu and nobody knew except Ariadne

  15. *~🖤Theseus and The Minatour 🖤~*
    Once upon a time , There lived a devastating King named Minos. Minos had a daughter name Ariadne. Still he was very bored. Then decided to have some fun. He decided to have seven Athenian girls and Athenian boys to feed the minatour . they agreed. Theseus
    begged his dad courageously to go with the children. But his dad had one condition. He would set up white sails meaning that he survived.
    snuck out of the palace and romantically set eyes on the handsome gorgeous prince Theseus she fell in love with him.
    ‘Oh prince theseus you are very brave and so pretty hehe’ giggled ariadne foolishly. ‘your so brave here’s some wool to find your way out and a sword to demolish the minatour. But i have one condition . You marry and i be your soon to be bride.’ Theseus agreed and took off and sailed to crete. He arrived to the terrible maze. His heart beated as fast as a race car. All of a sudden, The minatour popped out of nowhere and took charge. Savagely Theseus slashed and demolished his neck and he was gone. Then he left poor Ariadne on the island and set a curse of not keeping his promise. Sadily,Theseus didn’t put up
    white sails which meant to his father died . His father fell of a cliff and fell to his death into the abyss.Happily,Theseus was crowned king but was upset about his father
    My story
    From {*~🖤Rehan🖤~*}

  16. A long time ago, There lived a king called Minos the king of Crete. He attacked Athens with all his might and his power. One day he sent a message to the Athens.”Hear me people of Athens I will stop attacking you if you offer 14 children.7 boys and 7 girls to the beast of cretes The Minatour”. The Athens accepted the request but when Theseus heard this he was outraged and furious.

    This is my first paragraph

    • Not bad Yousiff. Can you up level it using literacy techniques? How can you change this sentence… He attacked Athens with all his might and his power?

  17. Every 9 years children get fed to minotuar to celebrate the peace between athen and crete.
    theseus thought this was torture to the young children getting fed to minotaur. so he offered to kill the minotaur as he was the first person to offer as they are all scared of the minotaur.
    Theseus was the son of a king so he was next to be in throne.

    As theseus arrived at Athen he met Ariadne and she gave him a sword and a ball of string and he promisd her he will come back to her.
    Every 9 years children get fed to minotuar to celebrate the peace between athen and crete.
    theseus thought this was torture to the young children getting fed to minotaur. so he offered to kill the minotaur as he was the first person to offer as they are all scared of the minotaur.
    Theseus was the son of a king so he was next to be in throne.

    As theseus arrived at Athen he met Ariadne and she gave him a sword and a ball of string and he promisd her he will come back to her.

    Theseus travelled to the land of minotaur and he had been travelling for ages and he finally found minotaurs lair. Minotaur quickly jumped out and theseus sliced his neck clean off. meanwhile ariadne had been waiting for ages. theseus had broke his promise and instead of going back to ariadne he returned back to athen a cruse had been put on him. he sail had turned black. His father had got worried that he had died . So he jumped of a cliff. Now Theseus has the thrown.
    Theseus travelled to the land of minotaur and he had been travelling for ages and he finally found minotaurs lair. Minotaur quickly jumped out and theseus sliced his neck clean off. meanwhile ariadne had been waiting for ages. theseus had broke his promise and instead of going back to ariadne he returned back to athen a cruse had been put on him. he sail had turned black. His father had got worried that he had died . So he jumped of a cliff. Now Theseus has the thrown.

  18. A long time ago in the land of athens…
    there was a king called ‘ they king of athens’. sadly he lost a battle against king minus and he made a deal . every nine years 7 boys and 7 girls had to be sacrificed to the deadly, vicious minatour who was hald human half wolf.
    Thesius felt that he would go as the seventh boy and try and save the children!
    He asked his father bravely.
    “ No! the minator is a terrible ,vicious beast what makes you thonk you cna kill it?” cried his father.
    “I’ll find a way.” Thesius replied gently, “ the gods will help.”

    Ariadney softly fell in love with thesius the moment she laid eyes on him she murmerd to herself “ oh thesius you shall soon be mine i will win your heart over !”
    the next day
    Ariadney was aware it was the day of there diparture… she ran up to Thesius and said gracefully “ i will offer you a sword and some string so you dont get lost and you know what the sword if for.”
    Thesius thanked her greatfully.
    But Ariadney was done yet she made a deal with the brave handsome Thesius!
    “ only if you take me with you and when we go back to athens you will take me back as your wife!”
    Thesius agreed however inside he was giving a smirk.

    the day of their departure.
    The 7 boys 7 girls and Ariadney sailed of the teh cave where lies the beast.
    He went into the cave. The beast savagly awoke and swung at Thesius . Thesius’s brain told him to duck ao he ducked down as quock as a flash!
    and whilst the beast was regaining enengy Thesius swung his sword at this throte and cut his head off! Thesius walked out of the maize triumphant whikt the beasts head on the sword still dripping blood. Ariadney hugged him becaus ehe survived!
    They all borded the ship tierdly and ariadney stopped off at an island and said ‘ im going to show my beauty of to the villagers so they can praise me’
    When she got off thesius waisted no time leaving .
    his dad saw the ship coming home but…. the sail was black his dad cried and jumped off the cliff into the void to end his miserry…
    Thesius next in line for the throne came back and was cursed by the goda and lived his life in hell and could never forget that him made his dad kill himself.

    That’s my story on purple mags that I did in school

    • Well doen Lexi. Athens has a capital letter, it is a name of a place. How can you extend your sentences Lexi. Think about formality. Choose a sentence and up level it?

  19. When Theseus was walking he saw decaying bodies cobwebs in every corner until at last he came to the end and saw the minotaur Theseus crept behind him and slayed the minotaur and with his head he came galloping back King Minos was shocked and was sorry for what he had caused. Then Ariadne and Theseus looked at each other with love in every corner of their eyes.

    • Hi Anis,
      You are missing a comma and a full stop somewhere in these sentences:
      1) “When Theseus was walking he saw decaying bodies cobwebs in every corner until at last he came to the end and saw the minotaur”
      2) “Theseus crept behind him and slayed the minotaur and with his head he came galloping back King Minos was shocked and was sorry for what he had caused.”

    • Keisha I can not see your work handed in on purple mash , please recheck it’s submitted. Please write copy and paste one paragraph in the comment box as asked.

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