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KS2 Myths and Legends Model Texts – Norse Tales Pack 1

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This myths and legends KS2 model text pack contains three Norse legends. These can be used to familiarise the children with characters from Norse mythology, and inspire them to create their own legends. The stories included in this myths and legends for kids pack are:

  • The Building of Asgard’s wall
  • How Thor regained Mjolnir
  • The Mead of Poetry

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.

  • Norse legend model text - The Building of Asgard's Wall,Norse legend model text - How Thor Regained Mjolnir,Norse legend model text - The Mead of Poetry
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