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Beowulf in 5T

Friday 29th January | 15 comments

Over the past few weeks in 5T, the focus of our Literacy lessons has been the epic poem Beowulf. We have been doing a wide range of activities, from telling stories orally just like the Anglo-Saxons, to creating and describing our own monsters.

One of the first activities that the class did was to write a letter from Hrothgar, the King of Denmark, asking for help after the monstrous Grendel attacked his people. The children had to put themselves into the king’s shoes and consider how he might be feeling and what he might be thinking. They also had to think about the type of person that they needed to help them.

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The children also had a chance to become the monster, imagining that they were Grendel as he wrote about his attack on Hrothgar’s newly built hall, Heorot, in his (very monstrous) diary. A lot of the children seemed to enjoy this as it gave them a chance to be gruesome in their writing.

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Next week, the children will be doing a piece of extended writing based on the fight between Grendel and Beowulf.

15 responses to “Beowulf in 5T”

  1. Hannah says:

    I have my story and edited it.:-]

  2. Daisy says:

    I found writing the letter really fun and exiting to! 🙂 😀

  3. Ayaan says:

    I loved doing the Beowulf extended writing because I put really big paragraphs and some gruesome things.

  4. Phoebe says:

    I have really enjoyed reading and writing about Beowulf.

  5. Emily says:

    I really enjoyed writing the letter to king Hygelac.

  6. Darcy says:

    I really enjoyed this!

  7. jamie says:

    Can we do some more of Beowulf please.

  8. khadijah says:

    I enjoyed writing the letters

  9. Adara says:

    I have finished my work but I need to edit.

  10. Megan L. says:

    I did like the lesson but I wasn’t keen on it.

  11. Eesha says:

    I’ve finished mine.I just need to edit.

  12. Amelia says:

    I enjoyed that lesson, I found it fun writing the letters to King Hygelac and the diary entries pretending you were Grendel. I think every one in the class tried there hardest and produced one of there best pieces of work.

  13. Adara says:

    I cant wait to do the extended writing on Beowulf and Grendel.

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