Team Oak and ‘The Village Blacksmith’

Team Oak had great fun learning and performing our oral poem ‘The Village Blacksmith’ by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.ย  We learnt about the honest work ofย a local blacksmith and caught a glimpse of what life was like during the Victorian era which we are looking forward to discovering more about next term.ย  We would love you to have a listen and let us know what you think of our performance.

The Village Blacksmith

You might also find it interesting to see the original manuscript which Longfellow wrote in 1840.

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10 Responses to Team Oak and ‘The Village Blacksmith’

  1. Katie W says:

    I think that team oak tried there hardest in practicing and learning all the words.I am very proud of team oak and think they did really well!:-)

  2. Katie W says:

    I think that it was really interesting to see the original manuscript from 1840 which Longfellow wrote! How amazing is that:-)

  3. Paige S says:

    Well done Oak team , I remember listening to you when we shared all are stories ,you did great! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Megan S says:

    I think that Oak team worked really really hard on learning such a long poem in such a small space of time.
    Well done Oak Team!!

  5. James A says:

    Well done team Oak I know how hard you worked for that achievment and to learn that long poem in such a short time even though it was only 4 verses but nevertheless it was a very hard poem which included hard vocabulary.

  6. Oliver.P says:

    That ancient poem looks phenomenal! Even though I struggle to read it. Imagine an early Victorian poem being said out loud 172 years later! That’s 17 decades!!!!! I wonder how much a 172 year old poem would be if it was for sale? I wonder……..

  7. Lucie G says:

    Team Oak worked their socks off at learning the Village Blacksmith. We almost practiced it at least twice a day. At first most people were mumbling because they dident know the words at all but gragualy we got better and better untill we had it our best.

  8. Gary.p says:

    phenomenal!!!! i think team oak worked really hard. Well done team oak and all of the other teams.Go team hordle!!

  9. Bethany T says:

    Welll done team oak you done really well lovely clear voices. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Lexie N says:

    Well done team oak for learing the oral poem your voices are so clear.

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