Wylye ValleyCofE VA Primary School

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"Let your light shine in all you say and do" Matthew 5:16



Our learning this week in English is about Ancient Greece. This week, the children will explore Greek Gods, Greek myths and Greek monsters leading up to writing their own monster vs. hero fight scene.


Read Chapter 4 ‘My Mother Teaches Me Bullfighting’ from Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief here:

Percy Jackson: The Complete Series (Books 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) (

(This will download as a pdf document).


You can also listen as you read here:

The Lightning Thief Chapter 4 - YouTube


Write down words and phrases from the text that describe the minotaur.


Now watch the film clip of the same scene here:

Percy Jackson & the Olympians (1/5) Movie CLIP - The Minotaur Attacks (2010) HD - YouTube


Have a go at writing some sentences that start with words ending in ‘ing’ to describe the scene, such as: ‘Drawing his sword, Percy dived towards the fearsome creature.’

A list of words ending in ‘ing’ can be found here:

ing_openers_cheat_sheet.pdf (

(This will download as a pdf document).


Use some of your ‘ing openers’ and your own ideas to write this scene in your own words.



For Maths, these are the Power Maths tasks for Years 5 and 6.  If you should find the task too tricky, perhaps have a look at the work for the year below to practise your skills and knowledge.


Today, you are going use your knowledge of perspective to create realistic interiors (inside rooms). Look at the slides to give you ideas and to help you complete the task. For today's worksheet, you have a choice of templates for you to create your own room. Choose whichever one you want.