Quest Tales WB: 31.1.22

In our English lessons, we have been learning to write quest tales. We were inspired by the story “The Knights Quest”, and recreated our own versions. A quest tale involves the main character going on a journey where something goes wrong and they need to overcome some obstacles. The obstacles are then overcome and the main character returns home.

When planning our own quest tale, we took part in some drama activities to support our ideas and get into character. We thought about what the character’s might be thinking and how they would express their emotions.




We used our senses when describing the setting in our stories.


We included expanded noun phrases to add more detail and included ambitious vocabulary, always keeping the reader in mind. An expanded noun phrase adds more detail to the noun by adding one or more adjectives. E.g. a huge tree, the large, royal castle. It can also add detail by saying where a noun is. E.g. a tree next to the house, the castle by the ocean.

Can you think of an expanded noun phrase to describe the settings above?

Comment on this post and tell us all about the quest tale that you wrote. Who were your main characters? Who was the evil character? What curse did they place on the kingdom? We look forward to reading your ideas!

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On a Thursday your child will bring home a home learning task related to something they have been learning during the week. This needs to be returned the following Tuesday.


Each week, your child will be given spellings on a Monday, to be tested on a Friday. Your child will be working on either Year 1/2 or Year 3/4 common exception words, alongside the Year 3 National Curriculum words.

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This term, you will be given multiplication tables to learn, to be tested each week. Below are some links to help you with your tables:

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There are many times table songs on YouTube which can help children learn them off by heart.

Your child will be given a log in for Times Table Rockstars, which is a fun way to memories the tables and compete with their friends.

They will also be given a log in for RM Easimaths, where they can work through different mathematical questions and problems.


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