Our English Text

In English we have been studying ‘The Lambton Worm’ as our class text. The legend tells of young John Lambton, son of a noble family in County Durham, who was fishing in the River Wear on a Sunday. When he was unable to catch a fish, he cursed the river, and immediately hooked an ugly little black worm which he later disposed of, in disgust, in the local well.


Miss Thompson said it has been ‘pure belta’ listening to the children reading ‘The Lambton Worm’ in the local dialect. During this unit, we have discussed the vocabulary and learnt their meanings of unfamiliar local words. This text has given us opportunities to change local dialect to standard English. 


If you follow the link you will hear the story of ‘The Lambton Worm’ being sung. https://youtu.be/tBT7rIVTlpQ