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The Highwayman Writing

As part of our English lessons, we have been exploring the narrative poem of, The Highwayman. To begin, the children spent time immersing themselves in the original poem to gain a historical understanding of the personality and character of a highwayman. They then spent time exploring the language used within the poem, the structure and features of the poem before re-telling and performing it in small groups.


Once the children had a comprehensive understanding of the poem, they then spent time planning, drafting and creating their own, innovative versions of the poem that included, 'The Dark Hunter', 'The Mountain Troll' and 'The Soul Snatcher'. We hope that you enjoy our versions of the poem that are shared below.