Has anyone got an idea, web,
Anecdote that they would like to
Note it down in your mini book
We will start each class
Reflexion on last session
Topic Web – St George’s Day
•Drama – script for play George and
• Story and program for parents
•Texts on real dragons:
komodo dragon and
•Questions and Answers,
•gap fill exercises
• Pamphlets advertising the
•How to care for a pet dragon –
fiction writing in the style of
instructional writing. (genres)
•Debate – does the loch ness
monster really exist?
(History and Geography)
•Who was St. George? Did
he really exist? Where did
•Investigating paintings –
an in-depth look at the
painting of George and the
Dragon by Rogier van der
flashcards for George and Dragon story
The Fat Princess
The Fat Princess, Shy Dragon and Cowardly Knight.
Adapted for the stage by class 2A
Fat Princess (I love crisps)
Cowardly Knight (I can’t say boo to a goose!)
(don’t call me wallflower!)
Once there was a princess. She was a fat princess and she
really loved crisps.
She was walking in the castle garden eating a very big bag
Oh what a beautiful day and even better as I have a big bag
Near the princess is a very shy dragon who is trying his best
to capture her (because that’s what dragons do!) but he is just too shy! She
doesn’t notice him as she is so involved eating her crisps.
(making his best dragon noises) plucks up courage and
captures the princess, but in a very shy way.
The Princess started screaming very loudly.
Help me! Help me! My crisps they have fallen on the floor!
George was riding by on his horse.
Hey! What’s that? It sounds like a princess in distress!! Oh
no! That means I have to go and investigate and i might get hurt. What a
problem it is being a knight and frightened of everything!
George rides into the castle garden. He sees the princess
and falls in love immediately, George loves crisps too!
Oh look what a beautiful princess, I must be in love! And look
at that big bag of crisps. But first I have to fight the dragon.... oh no he may
George plucked up all his courage and fought the dragon
This is too scary for me I’m off.
The dragon ran off and was never seen again (he
actually went on a course to become a real dragon.)
What a handsome knight! My hero! Would you like a
Your welcome and Oh yes please, I love crisps.
So George married the Princess and they ate lots of
Work in your groups and find some alternative
adjectives for the different charcters.
Take a look at this playscript again.
Think how your play could be.
Discuss the characters and how they would behave
What they would say, and what is the basic plot.
with your adjectives
Think about the scenes, how many are there?
and the brief summary of the storyline.
Maybe think of a script for one of the scenes.
Choose who will be which character.
prepare to act out a small sample.
Don’t forget your narrator.
Work in your groups and design a poster
Use link between Adjective and Shape,
Size and decoration for your lettering
Look at this painting of St George and answer the
Questions on the screen.
You can work in pairs.
Investigating and talking about a Painting
The artist Rogier van der Weyden was born in 1400 and died
1464. He lived in Brussels and was a busy artist with many
assistants and pupils. This painting is actually quite small,
about the size of your hand and was painted with oil paints on
to wood. The painting was completed around 1435. There is so
much detail in the painting that experts think that the artist used
a very fine brush and a magnifying glass to help him.
Looking at a painting
• Take a look at the
following slide and
take in the details.
• Think about the time
it was painted when
What is the Princess doing?
Describe what she is wearing?
What do you think the dragon
What emblem tells you the
man on the horse is St.
What is he doing?
Who do you think lives in the
Why are there bones and
skulls at the bottom of the
Can you see the two men on
horses travelling to the castle?
Look at the gap fill on facts to do with St George’s Day
See what the class can do first and then
Read through and help all to fill in.
You can incorporate this into your performance.
Complete the fact sheet.
St George’s day is on the …… of ………. He is the ………….. Saint of
George was a …………….. who fought a ……………. and saved a …………….
The …………… for England is the ………..
The Flag for England is ………… with a ………….. ………………
History – Questions on St George Text
Take a card and then look for your other half!
Komodo dragons - video
Use your questions
Pick out the info
Questions whilst watching video
Where is the zoo?
What is about to happen?
Why is it so amazing
How much do adults weigh?
How long can they live?
How many are left in the wild?
Where do they live?
What do they feed on in the zoo?
Not forgetting Infants
• Of course all the above is meant for first, second
and third cycles of Primary but look at these
activities and see what you think:Make a collage of the
Crown, sword, sheild, mask
Make a comic strip using the kids art work
To make the story come to life.
use the adjectives to make labels for
A Big Green Dragon