NEWS: National Poetry Day

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To celebrate National Poetry Day, children took part in many exciting activities. Miss Fiddler also launched a poetry competition in her poetry assembly. 


Reception shared their new poetry book and thought of their rhyming words.

Year 1 listened to a selection of poems and learnt the poem “Now we are Six” by A.A Milne, 

Year 2 worked in groups to perform the classic nursery rhyme, Little Miss Muffet. The poem had new and interesting verses including “Little Miss Mabel who sat on a table eating chapattis and chips” and “Little Miss Tucket who sat on a bucket eating some chocolate ice cream”. The children loved inventing actions to go with their performances. 

Year 3 celebrated ‘Poetry Day’ by using their class reader - The Worst Witch. They created rhyming poems about a potions and performed these in groups. Some of the potions sounded quite disgusting! 

Year 4  looked at some poems written by Roald Dahl and the children performed the poem from George's Marvellous Medicine in pairs!

Year 5  produced a blackout poem based on their class text, Stig of the Dump. Sticking to this year’s poetry day theme (truth), the children also wrote their own poems called ‘There’s truth in what I say’ inspired by Fair Play by Benjamin Zephaniah.

Year 6 studied the poem Dream Team by Frances Nagle. They read and performed the poem showing understanding through intonation, tone and volume so that the meaning is clear to an audience. The poem linked to football and fairness.