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Roman Myths (Romulus and Remus) - KS2 Text Types: Writing Planners and Model Text

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Explore Roman myths with this text types resource pack for KS2, a perfect literacy resource as part of a topic on the Roman Empire. Pupils will read the model text, a retelling of the myth Romulus and Remus, showing WAGOLL (what a good one looks like); then write their own myths based on Roman gods and mythology. They will use the model text to identify grammar and punctuation used, including passive verbs, relative clauses, noun phrases and the past tense, that they can apply in their own writing.

What is included in this KS2 resource pack?

  • Model text - Romulus and Remus - a retelling of this famous Roman myth.
  • Roman myths writing sheet: There are two versions for upper and lower KS2. UKS2 includes examples of the passive voice and relative clauses. LKS2 includes examples of expanded noun phrases and past tense verbs.
  • Exploring ideas worksheet - A PDF sheet where pupils can record initial ideas for their own myths
  • Roman myth planning sheet: a worksheet to support pupils to plan and structure their writing
  • Themed writing paper: A PDF sheet that pupils could use to present their work

What is a myth?

A myth is a story that tries to explain the world and how it came to be. Roman myths often explain things that are political (such as the creation of Rome) or have a moral lesson.

National Curriculum English programme of study links:

year 3/4

  • Pupils should plan their writing by discussing writing that is similar to that which they are planning to write in order to understand and learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar.
  • Pupils will use noun phrases expanded by the addition of modifying adjectives, nouns and prepositional phrases.

year 5 /6

  • Pupils should plan their writing by identifying the audience for and purpose for writing, selecting the appropriate form and using other similar writing as models for their own.
  • Pupils should be taught to use passive verbs to affect the presentation of information in a sentence.
  • Pupils should be taught to use relative clauses beginning with who, which, where, when, who, that or with an implied (omitted) relative pronoun

  • Model text
  • Roman myths writing sheet
  • Exploring ideas worksheet
  • Roman myth planning sheet
  • Themed writing paper
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