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.