Mrs O Brien
Outlaw – The True Story of Robin Hood
Year 5 have been studying the book Outlaw by Michael Morpurgo. We have loved it so far, even if it is a bit gruesome. The children have worked hard at analysing the text, understanding what has happened (there is a lot of new vocabulary) and discussed thoughts, feelings and motives of the characters so far. Their favourite parts have been acting out the part where Robin breaks his father out of the dungeon and has to parade him around the market square before they have the chance to escape from the guards. Another favourite has been making a diary entry pretending to be Robin Hood, writing about the incidents that happened when Robin rescued his father. Amazing work by all children.
Acting out the part where Robin breaks his father out of the dungeon and has to parade him around the market square before they have the chance to escape from the guards.
Lazy guards. Robin’s father blind on horse back. Robin parading his father around on horseback. Market people shouting and throwing rotten fruit at Robin’s father.
The children thought carefully how each character would feel, what they might say and how they might act.
I am a Mountaineer!
Building on our enquiry skills, items were brought into our classroom and we had to ask questions about what the items were for.
We figured out they could be used for exploring and climbing mountainous ranges.
Our investigations took us into exploring the features of mountains, which are the worlds highest mountains and the adventures of Sir Edmund Hillary who climbed the tallest mountain in the world; Mount Everest.
Our Classroom Environment
We have different areas in our classroom which still develop the children’s independence and imagination. Children in Year 5 still love to play and explore so we have provided opportunities for this. Here are our reading and construction area.