Miss Dallard- Teacher
Miss Budworth – Teaching assistant
Mrs Foord – Teaching assistant
We have settled back into the term extremely well. We have enjoyed our Viking Topic and finding out lots of facts. We have been looking at the story of Beowulf and writing some descriptions about the horrible Grendel. Here is some writing we have done:
In the deep, dark, depths of the swamp a monster lurked. This monster was known as Grendel. Grendel had been around for many many years, killing thousands of people. His name was known throughout Norway, Denmark and Sweden. The menacing glow of his eyes lured people into the waters to slowly drown. King Hrothgar built a great banqueting hall on the edge of a swamp. Little did he know this would be the biggest mistake of his life. Him and his people partied all night and feasted until late. Grendel’s blood stained face got angrier the more they partied. He had had enough. His dark silhouette crept through the swamp towards the great oak door.
Putrid. Silhouetted. Creature. Lumbering slowly out of a grimy marsh of water and slick mud, fangs yellowed and blood dripping, Decaying skin like rotten bark and an obscure, demented soul came together to create this monster. He sloshed out of his bath of unknown brown, ten father through the dead trees and pungent earthy ground.
Trudging past repulsive plants – the vile animal spread his malevolent self further and further towards a meal of blood curdling screams. Grendel smelt rotting ground – like strawberries and cream to him. The dark canopy’s of dead leaves started to decline as he advanced forward in his path. Giant thorns grappled at his skin but he did not notice. He was impenetrable. By now he could almost see the light from the vast banqueting hall. He dreaded the sound of laughter and song but the main thing on his mind was defeating, killing and smearing blood on the walls of the building to warn (and scare) others.
We are looking forward to having a Viking Visitor come in the next few weeks to find out even more about the Vikings.