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Poetry Day 2021 


During Autumn 1's theme week we were very excited to welcome poet Matt Goodfellow into school and enjoyed a fun-filled day of poetry activities inclusive of a poetry workshop. In Y4, we explored Matt's poems and then began to write our own. 


In Matt's words:

"Poetry is never wrong. It is a free space to voice your thoughts feelings and ideas". 


Throughout the day, our lessons enabled us to build a poetry toolbox exploring;


Rhythm - Creating a fun pattern that makes it easy to remember them.


Rhyme - Using words with similar sounding final syllables.


Line breaks - Writing in shorter lines to slow the reader down.


Using metaphors - Telling the reader that something is something else.


Using similes - Telling the reader that something is 'like' or 'as something else'. 


Alliteration - To start some words in a line using the same sounds or letter. 


Repetition - To repeat a word or phrase.


Onomatopoeia - Use words that mimic the sounds of the noun or verb they describe.


Our activities included an adverb poem, an autobiographical poem, an alliterative phrases poem, best letter poem and an emotive poem. 


Take a look at some of our poems!

Love Theme Day


On February 14th 2020, the children took part in a Love Theme workshop where they explored a variety of poetry styles. They discussed common features of poetry like rhyme-schemes, metaphors, similes etc. They then thought about someone who is very important to them and shared their reasons for why they love them so much. The children discussed people like their mum, dad, siblings, grandparents, friends and many more. The children then used what they had discussed as inspiration to write a poem about someone they love. The children were able to take these poems home to share with their loved ones. 

World Book Day 2020

To celebrate World Book Day, the children were able to come to school dressed as their favourite fictional character and share the reasons why it is their favourite. Throughout the day, the year 3 and 4 children completed activities based around a Harry Potter theme as we had been reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone throughout the term. The children worked together to create a Harry Potter themed display around our unit library area. The children wrote letters and postcards home as if they were a student in their first year at Hogwarts, they wrote newspaper articles that explained the strange happenings that had been going on in Privet Drive and they also created their own house badges and explained what characteristics people would need to be in their house.