St Paul's CE Academy

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Psalm 32:8  I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.

Examples of Age Related Writing - Year 5

A example of a Year 5 piece of writing for a child working securely at the 'Expected Standard'. The children wrote in role as 'Bess' from The Highwayman. 

An example of a Year 5 child working at 'Greater depth'. The child has written a story with attempts to mimic the voice of the author, Alfred Noyes. 


The Highwayman is a text used to teach English in Year 5. The poem, set in 18th century rural England, tells the story of an unnamed highwayman who is in love with Bess, a landlord's daughter. Betrayed to the authorities by Tim, a jealous ostler, the highwayman escapes ambush when Bess sacrifices her life to warn him.