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We studied the poem 'The Highwayman' by Alfred Noyse.

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In Autumn 2 we studied 'The Highwayman' by Alfred Noyes. We really enjoyed this poem.


Look how proud we are of the work we produce in SMART time!


In one of the starred SMART activities, children studied a painting of a Highwayman. They worked as a group to create metaphors and similes to help describe the different things that they could see in the picture. They used these ideas to help create their own poem written in a similar style to 'The Highwayman' by Alfred Noyes.  


'The moon was an eye ball scanning the entire countryside,

The wind was howling wolf searching for its prey,

The clouds were moving across the gloomy sky.

The determined highwayman came sprinting- sprinting- sprinting-

The highwayman came sprinting across the ghostly moor.'

By Elyas Rafiq, Hamza Makda, Mohammed Patel, Saajid Hafez, Sufyaan Daji, Haris Ali


In Smart time, the children are confident at working independently, using and applying different skills. Below, some children are working on their projects whilst others are using knex to construct an adapted horse for the highwayman!

Highwayman's Gold!

The children estimated and weighed the bags of gold in SMART time. The children who estimated correctly won their very own bag of gold coins!


In SMART time, children have had the freedom to explore and choose different art mediums to create a picture of the setting in 'The Highwayman' poem. This excellent piece is by Elyas Rafiq. He worked independently and chose to use pastels for his piece of work. He created an excellent effect of the moonlight, lighting up the forest.

'The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas...' 

The Highwayman, by Alfred Noyes

Some of us enjoyed the topic so much that they were drawing horses in water at playtime!

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