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Girls develop literacy skills with Robin Hood

Girls develop literacy skills with Robin Hood

Girls in Year 5 have been exploring the myths and legends surround the famous outlaw Robin Hood.

Following a Creative Writing week, based around this theme, the girls enjoyed creating and presenting their own Robin Hood plays - performed in the green-surroundings of our Junior School gardens. This developed their skills in devising and writing effective, engaging storyline problems and resolutions, and we saw great examples of figurative language and exciting vocabulary as the adventures unfolded.

Robin Hood StoriesBuilding on their play performances, girls developed their own versions of the many tales that surround Robin Hood, re-imagining the tale of the Golden Arrow. We created new characters, alternative endings and also re-cast Robin Hood as a strong female hero!

We saw exceptional work, which highlighted previous learning on how to describe a setting, how to write a character description and how to write dialogue, as well as their knowledge of Robin Hood and the historical period. The results are action-packed, exciting and often humorous versions of this famous tale.

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