To understand Lord Leofric’s actions and what happened as a result
What can you remember about Lady Godiva and Lord Leofric?
If you could talk to Lord Leofric, what would you say?
Caterpillars – I would like you to write some adjectives to describe Lord Leofric. Can you finish my sentences? Lord Leofric is ………….. Lady Godiva is …………….
Butterflies and Bees – Write a sentence to Lord Leofric explaining how you feel about paying taxes to him. Use this sentence starter and then try and write a sentence of your own. Lord Leofric, I feel it is unfair to give you all our money because ……………………
Ladybirds and Spiders – I would like you to write a short letter to Lord Leofric, explaining how you feel about paying taxes. Below is a letter I have written as an example. Use the word bank and the sentence openers below my letter to help you.
Dear Lord Leofric,
I am writing to you because I want to complain about all the taxes you are taking from the poor people who can’t afford it. How would you feel if you were made to give all of your hard earned money to a rich person?
Firsty, I do not understand why we are paying for King Canute. He is a Danish King and a very rich man. He doesn’t need our money.
Secondly, I only earn enough money to look after my own family and I don’t have any money left over to give to you. My family have to go without food if I pay you my taxes.
Finally, I think it is about time that you listened to your kind, generous wife, Lady Godiva, who also thinks that the taxes are unfair.
Challenge: Use expanded noun phrases in your letter.