The terrible tale of the Lambton Worm is an exciting tale set in the north of England. Packed full of gripping opportunities to learn it's hard to say who'll have more fun – you or your pupils!

   

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Knowledge and skills

  • Myths and legends
  • Vocabulary development
  • Storytelling
  • Story structure
  • Story settings
  • Speaking before writing
  • Role-play and drama
  • Presenting
  • Planning and drafting
  • Performing
  • Comprehension
  • Character, plot and setting

Teacher and educational writer Louise Dobson, explores the main characters in The terrible tale of the Lambton Worm through words, pictures and drama.

Knowledge and skills

  • Myths and legends
  • Storytelling
  • Story structure
  • Speaking before writing
  • Character, plot and setting

Literacy consultant, Maria Richards explains how to use the successful ‘Talk for Writing’ approach with The terrible tale of the Lambton Worm.

Knowledge and skills

  • Geometry – properties of shapes
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Multiplication and division
  • Patterns and sequences
  • Statistics
  • Working as a team

Maths teacher, Antonia Peters sets out to solve the growing problem of the Lambton Worm and shares some fun ideas linked to 2D and 3D shapes.

Knowledge and skills

  • Animals
  • Living things and their habitats
  • Working scientifically
  • Critical thinking

If the Lambton Worm were real, where would it fit into the animal kingdom? Teach children about classification and help them develop the skills of supposition and hypothesis.

Knowledge and skills

  • Myths and legends
  • Critical thinking
  • Speaking and listening
  • Group discussion
  • Developing empathy
  • Research

Rediscover the legend of Robin Hood alongside our time-traveller, Amadeus Jones, and then get those critical thinking gears in motion.

Knowledge and skills

  • Myths and legends
  • The work of artists, craft makers and designers
  • Significant individuals in history
  • Romans in Britain
  • Historical concepts
  • Historical enquiry
  • Critical thinking

Can we separate the history from the myth surrounding Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni?

Knowledge and skills

  • Communication and collaboration
  • Evaluating digital content
  • Using technology safely
  • Wider reading
  • Speaking and listening
  • Presenting
  • Working as a team

Creating a book trailer is a great way to pique interest in books and here you'll find all the tools you need to make one for our Myths and Legends story.

Knowledge and skills

  • Myths and legends
  • Story structure
  • Themes and conventions
  • Making predictions
  • Creative thinking
  • Creative writing
  • Planning and drafting
  • Revising

Tony Wilson puts the record straight about myths and legends, and shows us some practical approaches for using them to develop creative writing in class.

Knowledge and skills

  • Outdoor and adventurous activities
  • Role-play and drama
  • Speaking and listening
  • Group storytelling

There are many ways to retell stories, but there’s something about taking it outside that adds an extra dimension of excitement for both the audience and the performers.

Knowledge and skills

  • Myths and legends
  • Traditional stories
  • Themes and conventions
  • Comprehension
  • Speaking and listening
  • Group discussion
  • Asking questions
  • Role-play and drama

Literacy Shed's Rob Smith takes a fresh look at our terrible tale by putting the Lambton Worm on trial. Are story villains always guilty as charged?

Knowledge and skills

  • Myths and legends
  • Storytelling
  • Writing poetry
  • Building on others’ ideas

Poet and performer Joshua Seigal shows how poetry can be used to explore myths and legends in a dynamic and creative way.

Knowledge and skills

  • Myths and legends
  • Geographical skills and fieldwork
  • Physical geography
  • Human geography
  • Locational knowledge
  • Mapping skills
  • Place knowledge
  • Vocabulary development
  • Storytelling
  • Critical thinking

With just a few geographical and historical investigations you could soon be creating your own myths, legends and folktales.

Knowledge and skills

  • Designing and making
  • Art and design techniques
  • Using a wide range of materials

Collect your single socks, get your glue gun at the ready and create your very own Lambton Worm hand puppet.

Knowledge and skills

  • Myths and legends
  • Living in the wider world
  • Speaking and listening

The excitement and adventure you feel while immersing yourself in myths and legends just doesn’t happen in this day and age – or does it?

Knowledge and skills

  • Reading widely
  • Discussing books
  • Building on others’ ideas

Poet and writer Heather Harrison started to write stories early in life and continued throughout her career as a teacher. She talks to us about her inspiration for the retelling of the Lambton Worm.

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Knowledge and skills

  • Myths and legends
  • Locational knowledge
  • Outdoor and adventurous activities

Take your class on a mythical adventure around the UK British history is rich in myths and legends, such as the Lambton Worm.

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