There are so many heroes and villains in the world – who would you like to know more about?
Is it someone from the past or the present? Is your hero a famous person like Greta Thunberg, Marcus Rashford or the Queen? or is it someone you know, like a nurse or a firefighter, a neighbour, a staff member or a member of your family?
Next half term, all across the school we are looking at heroes and villains ‘Traction Man’,’Supertato’ and ‘Robin Hood’ are the books being studied in Willow and Oak class. In Silver Birch and Birch Tree Class we will be studying Michael Morpurgo’s ‘Poppy Field’ and ‘Robin Hood’.
Our studies of Robin Hood will take us on an epic adventure where the children will meet The Sheriff of Nottingham and interrogate him about his wicked plans. By reading parts of Robin Hood, we’ll learn all about the Sheriff’s character. The children will be learning the Ukulele in music just like ‘Little John’ and will then learn about the man himself ‘Robin Hood’ When we’re listening to film music, we’ll consider how sounds are used to make characters appear more villainous. Using fairy tales, we’ll examine the difference between right and wrong and write our own. We’ll also research historical heroes using a variety of source materials and put song lyrics about our favourite heroes to familiar tunes. We will also be looking a geographical features from our books and where countries, towns and villages are located on maps
At the end of our whole school topic, we’ll be attending a Christmas Panto which is ‘Robin Hood’ at the Theatre Royal Margate put on by Your Leisure and Wicked productions.
Help your child prepare for their school topic
Heroes and villains are everywhere, in real life and fiction. Why not watch a film or read a book to identify the heroes and villains? What characteristics do they have? You could also watch CBBC Newsround and think about the heroic or villainous qualities of public figures. Alternatively, visit a museum to investigate heroes and villains throughout history.