Poetry

English Year 6 Autumn Narrative Poetry

The Highwayman

Read, discuss and perform, The Highwayman poem by Alfred Noyes. Write a new ending. Revise adverbials, relative clauses and study the perfect form to mark time and cause.

Start with the core unit to introduce key texts. Then select from comprehension, SPAG and composition units.

Core
Unit 1 Core: Introduction to historical narrative poetry; discuss, learn and perform
(suggested as 4 days)

With TA or Tutor

These materials are for a TA or Tutor to use with a small group of children or one child.

They support the learning in class in this unit.

Notes are provided for teacher and TA/Tutor.

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Back to Lockdown?

If your class or school is having to close for a while, these materials provide a home dimension as well as a clear route map outlining what to teach online, and what to practise at home.

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You Will Need

Poems
The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes (see resources)

Presentations
Resource PowerPoint: Glossary
The Highwayman Animated Tale (see resources)

Animated Tale

The Highwayman

This is a narrative poem that describes how one highwayman’s visit to an inn and his encounter with the landlord’s daughter ends in tragedy. After the highwayman leaves the inn, soldiers arrive and tie up Bess, the landlord’s daughter. Could King George’s men have had a tip off from a jealous admirer? Follow what Bess tries to do when she gets hold of a soldier’s musket.

Two presentations are provided, the first is narrated whilst the second is silent.

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Revise adverbs, adverbials and relative clauses
(suggested as 2 days)

With TA or Tutor

These materials are for a TA or Tutor to use with a small group of children or one child.

They support the learning in class in this unit.

Notes are provided for teacher and TA/Tutor.

Coming soon!


Back to Lockdown?

If your class or school is having to close for a while, these materials provide a home dimension as well as a clear route map outlining what to teach online, and what to practise at home.

Coming soon!

You Will Need

Poems
The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes (see Unit 1 resources)

Presentations
Grammar PowerPoint: Adverbs and adverbials
Grammar PowerPoint: Relative clauses

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Poetry as a narrative; comparing poems
(suggested as 2 days)

With TA or Tutor

These materials are for a TA or Tutor to use with a small group of children or one child.

They support the learning in class in this unit.

Notes are provided for teacher and TA/Tutor.

Coming soon!


Back to Lockdown?

If your class or school is having to close for a while, these materials provide a home dimension as well as a clear route map outlining what to teach online, and what to practise at home.

Coming soon!

You Will Need

Poems
The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes (see resources)
The Listeners by Walter de la Mare (see resources)
The Smuggler's Song by Rudyard Kipling (see resources)

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: Perfect verb forms marking time and cause
(suggested as 2 days)

With TA or Tutor

These materials are for a TA or Tutor to use with a small group of children or one child.

They support the learning in class in this unit.

Notes are provided for teacher and TA/Tutor.

Coming soon!


Back to Lockdown?

If your class or school is having to close for a while, these materials provide a home dimension as well as a clear route map outlining what to teach online, and what to practise at home.

Coming soon!

You Will Need

Poems
The Highwayman
by Alfred Noyes (see resources)

Presentations
Grammar PowerPoint: Perfect form of Verbs

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Extended writing: a new ending for a narrative poem
(suggested as 3 days)

With TA or Tutor

These materials are for a TA or Tutor to use with a small group of children or one child.

They support the learning in class in this unit.

Notes are provided for teacher and TA/Tutor.

Coming soon!


Back to Lockdown?

If your class or school is having to close for a while, these materials provide a home dimension as well as a clear route map outlining what to teach online, and what to practise at home.

Coming soon!

You Will Need

Poems
The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes (see resources)