School Logo


Primary School

Writing - Unit Three - Classic Narrative Poetry

Classic Narrative Poetry

The Lion and Albert - Marriott Edgar


In this unit we will be learning about classic narrative poetry - what makes a poem classic, and how a poem can also tell a story.

The focus of our learning will be The Lion and Albert by Marriott Edgar - a classic, humorous poem featuring unforgettable characters. 

We will be learning about accent and dialect, and how writers can use a "location-specific" voice for comic effect. 

Our writing will include: writing in character, diaries, a newspaper report, comic strip, and letter of complaint.

Children will be learning creatively using drama techniques, annotation of text and the use of images/imagery.

Development and enrichment of vocabulary will be a key objective of this unit of learning - learning will focus on the difference between formal and informal language, and the development of formal language for writing.

The unit outcome will be a non-fiction text linked to the events in the poem.

email chevron-right newsletter mail contact shirt event arrow-right calendar call-answer pin coins term-dates facebook results admissions ofsted parentpay parentpay C O U N T O N U S