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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Teacher and educational writer Louise Dobson, explores the main characters in The terrible tale of the Lambton Worm through words, pictures and drama.
Literacy consultant, Maria Richards explains how to use the successful ‘Talk for Writing’ approach with The terrible tale of the Lambton Worm.
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.
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.
Rediscover the legend of Robin Hood alongside our time-traveller, Amadeus Jones, and then get those critical thinking gears in motion.
Can we separate the history from the myth surrounding Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni?
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.
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.
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.
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?
Poet and performer Joshua Seigal shows how poetry can be used to explore myths and legends in a dynamic and creative way.
With just a few geographical and historical investigations you could soon be creating your own myths, legends and folktales.
Collect your single socks, get your glue gun at the ready and create your very own Lambton Worm hand puppet.
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?
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.
Take your class on a mythical adventure around the UK British history is rich in myths and legends, such as the Lambton Worm.
Young Lambton loved a spot of fishing but when he cast his line into the lake, he wasn’t expecting his catch to be a fat,
This retelling of The terrible tale of the Lambton Worm comes from storyteller Tony Wilson.
Can the children sequence the story events in the right order?
Use the map on your whiteboard to help children visualise the key events in The terrible tale of the Lambton Wom.
A thinking verse for your assembly on legends.
Use the photos of Penshaw Hill in your Lambton Worm book trailer or in your work on the legend of the Lambton Worm.
Find out why the River Thames is bendy and the River Glyme shaped like a dog.
A short legend by Tony Wilson. Ask the children to listen to the language used. What do they notice?
Use this sheet to help group and classify the plants and animals on the ‘Classify me’ PDF slideshow.
Challenge the children to group and classify the animals and plants shown, using the ‘Classification’ activity sheet to help them.
Use these story cards to give children some starting points when writing myths.
Use these story cards to give children some starting points when writing their own legends.
Recreate The terrible tale of the Lambton Worm with this editable playscript.
Place names can reveal secrets about a place and help spark children’s imaginations too. Could these be a clue to a new ‘legend’?
Hone those critical thinking skills! We learn about artist Matthew Roby and his work Walkies, Rex! and investigate looking after your own mythical creature.
Use this resource to help you discuss the key features of a myth and a legend?
A story planner for help children plan and structure their own myths.
A story planner and an example to follow. Perfect for helping children plan and structure their own legends.
Boudicca is often thought to be as much myth as she is historical figure. This resource has valuable background information for children about the Celtic queen.
Use the photos of Lord Thomas Thornycroft’s Boudicca statue as part of an historical investigation.
Everything you need to know about our friend the comma whilst also learning about fronted adverbials, subordinate clauses and commas in direct speech.
Use this storyboard for planning book trailers.
Download the cover image for The terrible tale of the Lambton Worm to use in your Lambton Worm book trailers.
We’ve supplied everything you need to make your book trailer for The terrible tale of the Lambton Worm.
A text-only version of The terrible tale of the Lambton Worm for use in book trailers.
Our myths and legends fact cards look at the White Horse of Uffington, the Brecon Beacons, the Giant's Causeway and Arthur's Seat. They're a great
Perfect for getting children to research facts of some of our most famous myths and legends, these image-only fact cards look at the White Horse
Our myths and legends fact card templates make great class displays and are perfect for children to use when presenting their fact findings to the class.
Reward your Early Years and KS1 storytellers with this Lambton Worm themed certificate.
Reward your KS2 storytellers for their retellings of the Lambton Worm with this themed certificate.
Join Amadeus Jones on another time-travelling adventure....
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A short myth by storyteller Tony Wilson created using the ‘Myth cards’ and ‘Myths story planner’.
Develop speaking skills and learn about the characters from Sherwood Forest with this Outlaw game.
These image-only ‘Storytelling prompts’ for The terrible tale of the Lambton Worm are the perfect accompaniment to your storytelling lessons.
Our ‘Storytelling prompts’ come with keyword prompts for The terrible tale of the Lambton Worm are the perfect accompaniment to your storytelling lessons.
These ‘Storytelling prompts’ have images and keyword phrases from The terrible tale of the Lambton Worm and are the perfect accompaniment to your storytelling lessons.
What would it really be like to have a mythical creature as a pet?
All the data you need for the 'What a greedy worm!' activity in the 'Taking shape' maths lesson.
Challenge the children to name and list the properties of these 2D and 3D shapes.
Three bite-sized legends, 'George and the dragon', 'Arthur and the sword in the stone' and 'Robin Hood and the golden arrow'.
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