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Robin Hood by Robert Muchamore – Extracts and notes for KS2 teachers

Key Stage



Years 3-6


This resource for upper KS2 includes extracts from Robert Muchamore’s modern retelling of the classic folk hero, Robin Hood: Hacking, Heists and Flaming Arrows, as well as corresponding discussion questions and activities.

Each extract focuses on a different theme:

Extract 1: Modernising Folklore (taken from Chapter Two – Gotta Kill ‘Em All)

  • Objectives: Explore how the writer modernises the legend of Robin Hood; create and sketch your own modern-day hero.
  • Subjects: Literacy, Art, Design and Technology

Extract 2: Corruption (taken from Chapter Eleven – The Brave Officers of Locksley PD)

  • Objectives: Consider the theme of corruption and examples of it in the text; act-out a courtroom trial involving main characters from the story.
  • Subjects: Literacy, RSE, Citizenship, Drama

Extract 3: Survival in the Forest (taken from Chapter Twenty – Deluxe Shopping Experience)

  • Objectives: Identify why some people’s voices do not get heard in society; write an interview from the perspective of a forest person.
  • Subjects: Literacy: Creative Writing, Writing in Role, RSE, Citizenship

Extract 4: Being an Outlaw (taken from Epilogue – The Legend of Robin Hood)

  • Objectives: Discuss various outlaws in the text and make future plot predictions about them; design a ‘Most Wanted’ poster to aid the capture of Robin Hood.
  • Subjects: Literacy: Creative Writing, Writing to Persuade, Art, Design and Technology

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