Myths booklet

Y1 to Y6:
Creative writing – Myths

In this session children work individually to write their own myths following a class discussion to agree on characters, plot and setting. They use A3 double-sided worksheets which they fold to make into an 8-page A5 booklet.

The worksheets are differentiated for Y1/Y2, Y3/Y4, Y5/Y6 – more writing and less picture work being expected the older the year group.

Learning objectives
Creating and shaping imaginative texts.

Size of group
Individual classes or small groups.

About 60 – 90 minutes.

Location and requirements
Use of photocopier to run off A3 worksheets.

Ideas for follow-up activities

  • Group work: Children work in small groups to plan and write further myths.
  • Mentoring: Older children mentor younger children to create myths.
  • Sharing through role-play: Finished myths are shared in assemblies, with two or three children assuming character roles to present their myth.
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Y5 work based on writing myths