This half term the children will be learning about Robin Hood, and what makes a story be classified as a legend or myth. These tales will serve to give the children an insight into classical story structure and common character types, but will also introduce them to an important British cultural icon, the historical backdrop of the 1100s, and how ethical issues can be presented through storytelling. There will also be a focus on imaginative, descriptive writing - particularly for settings – which these old stories lend themselves to.
Later, we’ll be looking at ways of reporting events, from newspaper articles to diary entries, and the ways that writing has to be formatted for each of these different approaches. Pupils will have the opportunity to recount their own experiences, but we’ll be reading texts including the acclaimed children’s novel Kensuke’s Kingdom to provide fictitious situations for them to present in this way as well.