Honest hero

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Knowledge and skills

  • Myths and legends
  • Critical thinking
  • Speaking and listening
  • Group discussion
  • Developing empathy
  • Research

Rediscover the legend of Robin Hood alongside our time-traveller, Amadeus Jones, and then get those critical thinking gears in motion and discuss the rights and wrongs of the merry men’s antics.

Listen to the radio play ‘Slings and bows’ and talk to your class about the Robin Hood legend. What do the children know about it already – have they seen a film, read a book or heard the song?

If the children are not familiar with the legend, share some books or watch video clips. Once they have a better idea of the narrative of the Robin Hood legend, you can begin to explore the rights and wrongs of what Robin and his merry men do. Is stealing from the rich to give to the poor ever acceptable?

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