The Highwayman

In Literacy, we have been studying the narrative poem, ‘The Highwayman’ by Alfred Noyes.  The children have created wonderful pieces of written work and art work based on the poem, some of which can be seen on display in our classroom.  Thank you to Mrs Addy and Mrs Richardson for the terrific backdrop.

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One of our first tasks was to describe the highwayman.

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We then used the text to find out, and infer, information about Tim, the Ostler.

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When Bess was captured by King George’s men, we discussed the many thoughts that would be running through her mind.

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Next, we chose a character and wrote from their point of view.  Our aim was to ‘show’ how a character felt rather than to ‘say’ how they felt.  We also tried to include a range of figurative language into our writing and use fronted adverbials to vary how our sentences began.

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For homework, we researched famous highwaymen from the past and created a fact file about them.  These were put into a book for the class to read.

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The children created some wonderful pictures in the style of  Charles Keeping, the illustrator of the book.

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We ended the half term by filming the children performing the poem in groups, using their voice, sound effects and actions.

A fantastic first half term in year 5.