National Poetry Day

Published: 5th October 2019

National Poetry Day is a UK-wide celebration of poetry taking place every October. On Thursday, each class has enjoyed either reading, reciting or writing poetry.
The Terrific Tigers have enjoyed reading a range of rhyming books, especially our favourite: The Everywhere Bear. We talked about what 'rhyme' means and the sounds in words that rhyme. We made rhyming pairs on the board and the children then had a go at matching their own rhyming pictures. 
The Marvellous Meerkats have been reading a range of poems and writing some of their own. The children enjoyed learning poems about recycling and perfoming them to the rest of the class. We have also been writing our own Autumn poems by using our senses. We discussed how we could make our poems more interesting by including adjectives, adverbs and conjunctions.
The Wonderful Wolves enjoyed reading Roald Dahl's 'Revolting Rhymes'. This tied in particularly well with our literacy theme of Fairy Tales. We practised different 'Revolting Rhymes, including Cindarella and Jack & The Beanstalk, and will be performing our poems next week!
The Excellent Eageles looked at Earth poetry and poetry on pollution.  We assessed the techniques used: rhyme, rhetorical questions and repetition. We looked at strong adjectives and powerful verbs that really pushed the issues around our responsibilities and climate change.  We decided to draw pictures about our poems and copy our poems up onto tracing paper - we think they look amazing!