Beowulf Resource Pack & SoW for KS3

Supports APP

A comprehensive scope of activities to enjoy and explore a key text in our Literary Heritage

Lots of interactive resources, engaging and interesting

M Mallows, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

Contains a 12-lesson SoW with objectives, starters, developments, plenaries and homework assessments. Includes a 4,000 word extract of the poem, lovingly translated and abridged for accessibility while retaining Anglo-Saxon poetic devices. Students will develop a range of skills by actively learning and appreciating the language, themes and culture of the poem.

  • Students explore the poem dramatically and get to try translating an extract
  • Cross-referenced to the new NC and Writing AFs

A well organised scheme that will breathe new life into the ancient Anglo-Saxon poem

P Russell, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (3350)

A really good resource. Lots of interactive resources, engaging and interesting. There are lots of opportunities for discussion here, and the lessons are really well planned.

M Mallows, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

This resource teaches pupils about their own heritage, something often missing when "Other Cultures" are introduced. Pupils are encouraged to research on their own, which is tool that they need across the curriculum... A very useful resource [with a] variety of activities for pupils. Covers Reading AF7 which can be difficult to do, so [it is] very handy.

A Williams, Deputy HoD & Peer Reviewer

Good to see a comprehensive outline of work for a much-ignored part of our literary heritage, especially at KS3... Nice drama activities and the scheme has lots of practical activities which students would enjoy.

A Baiden, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

A well organised scheme that will breathe new life into the ancient Anglo-Saxon poem. It has a comprehensive scope of activities in a short period of time, and encourages students to consider and 'relive' the Anglo-Saxon experience. By the end of this scheme, students should have a good understanding of the culture of the Anglo-Saxons, as well as deducing character and exploring language.

P Russell, Teacher & Peer Reviewer