Monday, 16 April 2012

The Lion and the Unicorn

Today we started our literacy unit about stories from a historical setting.
We read The Lion and the Unicorn by Shirley Hughes.

As I read the story Year 4 had to takes notes. These notes were used to remind ourselves of what we wanted to look in greater detail at over the coming weeks.

Some points the children wanted to look at in more detail

Writing journals full of notes.
What can you recall from the story?
How do you know it was set in an earlier time in history.
What clues did you see?

Here is a link to Woodlands Junior school about the Lion and the Unicorn. Write back and tell me what you find out.

Make a list of places you have seen this image.


  1. Here is what I found out:
    On the left, the shield is supported by the the Unicorn of Scotland.On the rightit is supported by English Lion
    Dieu et mon droi (God and my right)
    The full version of the Royal Coat of Arms is now used only by the Queen in her capacity.

  2. Heres what I found out about The Royal Arms;
    Dieu et mon droit
    (God and my right)

    Honi soit qui mal y pense
    ('Evil to him who evil thinks')

    On the right it is supported by the Unicorn of Scotland.
    (The unicorn is chained because in mediaeval times a free unicorn was considered a very dangerous beast (only a virgin could tame a unicorn)

    On the left, the shield is supported by the English Lion.