This week Year 4 began looking at a new unit in English…myths and legends. As they have been learning all about Vikings his term they have begun looking at Viking myths and read a wide range today.
Both Scarlet and White made the trek down to the forest to find someone had lit a fire! They seated themselves around the fire ready to listen to some myths – just like Vikings would have done many years ago. Mrs Toner and Miss Crabtree read the first myth together, ‘How Odin Created the World’, in which Year 4 found out that the chief of the gods, Odin, created not only the world for humans but also one for gods and one for giants.
After chatting about the myth’s settings and characters, everyone got into pairs and was given another myth to read. The children could decide on their own place to read their myth, some chose to to stay by the fire, other found quiet spots on the grass, some even climbed the tree to read at e top of it! Each pair had to ensure they knew their myth inside out so could tell another pair all about the plot of the myth they’d read. Once everyone had read two or three myths, it was time to share. Some brave volunteers told the stories of Thor and His Hammer, Sif’s Golden Hair and Idunna and the Golden Apples, among others – they had clearly read their stories well as they were easily able to retell the myths for others.
If you want to find out more about Viking myths, find one of Year 4 and I’m sure they’ll share a story with you.
Year 4, can you remember what the names of the three worlds Odin created were?