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English

Overview: 

This term we are going to start by looking at a famous narrative poem called 'The Highwayman' by Alfred Noyes, which we will then turn into a piece of narrative writing (a story). 

 

Our learning journey will be: 

* To understand the poem (including context and language) 

* To plan and write a narrative (in small sections, based around the sections of the poem)

English:

 

1. Write the date (Thursday 25th February 2021) and LO (LO: To generate vocabulary to write the opening of ‘The Highwayman’). 

2. Watch the video in the link below. Remember to pause and complete activities from the video. Some should be done in your book, others in your head: 

* 1:20 – Writing warm up – In your book

* 3:58/5:44/7:44 – Setting vocabulary - In your book

* 9:40/13:20 – Vocabulary check - In your head

* 13:20 – Vocabulary check - In your book

* 7:44 – Character vocabulary - In your book

* 16:49 – Independent writing task - In your book

 

Where you can, you should correct your own work using the answers from the video. Your teacher will provide feedback for anything not covered in the video.

Reading:

Today you are going to compare 'The Highwayman' and 'The Highway Rat'.

 

1. If you want to, re-watch the videos from Tuesday and Wednesday (below) to remind yourself of the stories. 

2. Write the short date (25.02.21) and Reading in your remote learning book so we can identify your work. 

3. Answers the following questions in your remote learning book, in full sentences.

      1) What similarities are there between 'The Highwayman' poem and 'The Highway Rat'                   story? (consider characters, language, repetition/structure, overall narrative)

      2) What are the differences between 'The Highwayman' poem and 'The Highway Rat'                       story? (consider characters, language, repetition/structure, overall narrative)

      3) Which version did you prefer and why? 

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