This week, the children have been looking at Legends. We have talked a lot about Myths, Legends and Folktales.
Human beings have been telling stories since they first learned to speak. And even before we could speak, we managed to tell stories by drawing and painting pictures on the walls of the caves we lived in.
Once upon a time, long, long ago, there lived some great storytellers.
Their stories have been passed down, retold, translated, adapted and, more recently, written down, because everyone loves a good story!
Do some of your favourites include haunting and murder, treasure and battle, wicked deeds and heroic actions? These stories probably include legends, myths and folktales.
To start this half term we are delving into historical ficiton.
It tells the story of a brother and sister, Carrie and Nick Willow, who are evacuated from their home during World War Two to a village in Wales. The Willow children are taken in by the village grocer, Mr Evans - a strict religious man - and his kind, gentle sister, 'Auntie Lou'.