Theseus and the Minotaur
This week we would like you to read the famous Greek myth, ‘Theseus and the Minotaur’.
It is a personal favourite of Mr Richardson’s! The story has a bit of everything, a quest, a gruesome beast, a brave hero and of course blood and guts!
We would like you to read thoroughly ‘Theseus and the Minotaur’. Then answer questions to show that you have understood the story.
We would like you to complete a story board of Theseus and the Minotaur adding in a little bit of text explaining what is happening in each picture.
We would like you to begin retelling the story. Use your story map to help you and aim for writing the first couple of paragraphs.
We would like you to carry on retelling the story but stop at the part where Theseus enters the Labyrinth.
Today, we would like you to make up your own ending to the story. Take ownership of the story and become the real author. Who dies? Who survives?
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Please enjoy sharing a story together with your child, listen to your child read and let them discuss what they have read. Encourage them to read with expression and intonation. Explore new vocabulary you find when reading. Can you find any synonyms or antonyms for your new word? You can access a wide range of books on Reading Eggs. Your child has their log in details and will be able to sign into their account.
Below you will find 3 comprehensions. Have a go at each one, as always you don't need to print them out. Simply read the text and answer the questions on paper or verbally to a family member.
Just like in this week's story, ' Theseus and the Minotaur', a brave young man has to escape a scary labyrinth. Well in the first comprehension, a little hamster called Sammy decides to escape out of his cage. Check it out! Does he make it out?
As we have been learning all about the beastly monster, ' The Minotaur' . The second comprehension is about a mysterious monster known as the ' Loch ness Monster'. Have you ever heard of this one before? I wonder if anyone has visited Scotland before?
The third comprehension is of course all about the legend of the Minotaur. Deepen your understanding and enjoy reading the play script based on this wonderful myth. Can you complete section C and make up your own story where you pretend to defeat a fierce monster?