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Bedwell School,
Bedwell Crescent,
Stevenage,
Herts, SG1 1NJ

01438 351198

admin@bedwell.
herts.sch.uk

Headteacher:
Miss E Shaw


© Bedwell Primary
School, 2018

Year 5 Englishx

Biographies of Greek Heroesblank

    Our writing this half-term has been all about recounts and, in particular, biographies. Our unit was tied to our topic of Ancient Greece and we learnt about the lives of Greek heroes, such as Theseus, Perseus and Achilles. We studied the features required in a biography and then produced detailled, informed pieces of writing of our own. Below you can see one example - Ross Arno’s biography of Perseus:

The Life of Perseus, Slayer of Medusax

    Why is he famous?

    When Perseus was born in the Kingdom of Argos, his parents would never have predicted what lay in store for their fierce and remarkable son. Many years later, Perseus was training to become the first hero to successfully retrieve the hideous head of Medusa. This mission would change his life forever. If you would like to hear more about this impeccable man, please read on...

    Growing Up

    From an early age, Perseus grew up on the island of Argos, with only his lovely mum. Annoyingly, Perseus and his mother were thrown into the sea and they ended up on the island of Seriphos. Demonstrating all his power, he trained to be an astonishing warrior. As an adult, he was consistently, challenged and as a result he learnt to be a breathtaking and resilient hero. Several years later, he was adamant that he wanted to kill Medusa and free his mother from the grotesque king. Perseus knew he could save his mother and kill the sinister Medusa by using a reflective shield to see the gorgon. He found the magical and reflective shield, while training in a forest. His mission became known to the world as... Perseus’ pursuit to slay the sinister Medusa.

    Completing his mission

    At that time, he was devoted to successfully completing his errand, so he could prove his vigour, gallantry and honour. When Perseus was away on his mission, he met Princess Andromeda and saved her by turning a revolting sea monster to stone. During his project, the inspiring hero repeatedly saved the world from hostile monsters such as: vile gorgons, a repulsive sea monster and a ferocious dragon. Following his triumphs, Perseus was finally able to slay the hideous Medusa.

    Perseus’ End

    Unexpectedly, following the successful completion of his valiant mission, the dishonest king refused to give his mother back. Therefore, Perseus turned the king to stone with Medusa’s vile head. When he finally rescued his mum, he would lead a joyful and jubilant life. Unfortunately, Perseus died of old age. He will always be remembered for killing the menacing Medusa.

    Ross Arno