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Monday 18th January 2021

 LI - To be able to explore the features and the language of legends, make predictions and make notes.

 First watch the video clip to recap learning about legends.

Last week we read the first part of a legend - ' The Beast with a 1000 teeth' and created our own ending.



Today I would like you to read the rest of this legend before answering the question below.

Is this story typical of a legend?

 Now listen to OR read the legend.

The Beast with a Thousand Teeth_mp3.mp3

Year 3 Level Task - First read the ingredients for legends sheet to remind yourself about the features of legends.


Next make notes on ‘Detective’s notebook’  to help you to answer the question: Is this story a legend?

Finally write your answer to the question on the lines provided on the legend task sheet.

Refer to the success criteria and the features of legends for support.


Success Criteria

  • Introduction sentence that shows your opinion e.g.'The Beast with a 1000 teeth' is a typical legend / is not a typical legend because... 
  • Evidence from the story to justify your opinion
  • Evidence of specific ingredients of legends such as a hero / heroine
  • A concluding sentence


See Teacher's Modelled Example 

The Beast with a 1000 teeth is typical of a legend because one of the main characters is a terrifying, ferocious beast who captures and eats the people around him. Everyone is afraid of the beast. At the same time, this legend is not typical because there is not a brave heroic knight who  saves everyone but a small boy who had been captured by the beast. The evidence shows that...


Year 2 Level Task - First read the ingredients for legends sheet to remind yourself about the features of legends.
Next rewrite the plot of the story in your own words.