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KS2 Myths and Legends Model Texts – Arthurian Legend

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The factsheets in this teaching resource can be used to support children as they write their own Arthurian legends in KS2; a sheet of story prompts and a writing planner are also included.

What are the features of a myth (KS2)?

Myths are derived from traditions or legends. They typically have a deep symbolic meaning and involve a helpful lesson for the reader.

What is the difference between a myth and a legend?

Legends are stories thought to be based on true events. They have a deep significance to the culture they come from.

As explained above, myths are derived from legends. Their main characters are generally gods, demi-gods or supernatural humans. They are often linked to religion or spirituality.

National Curriculum English programme of study links

Increasing pupils’ familiarity with a wide range of books, including fairy stories, myths and legends, and retelling some of these orally.

Increasing pupils’ familiarity with a wide range of books, including myths, legends and traditional stories, modern fiction, fiction from our literary heritage, and books from other cultures and traditions.

  • Arthurian characters factsheet
  • Magical characters factsheet
  • Settings factsheet
  • Magical artefacts factsheet
  • The code of chivalry
  • Five story prompts
  • Story planner

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