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National Poetry Day

Posted: 14th October 2015 | Category: Year 1, Year 2

I used to think nurses were women.
I used to think that police were men.
I used to think poets were boring
Until I became one of them.

Benjamin Zephaniah’s words were taken to heart when, a couple of weeks ago we set the children at Skippers the task of writing, or choosing a favourite, poem which they then had to be able to ’present’ in some artistic form.
Well, we were absolutely amazed and entertained by the array of the talent and wonderful ideas that they came up with! Our usual Thursday assembly stretched to an hour of poetic and artistic enjoyment for the staff and children as we watched and listened to many of them reading or reciting their chosen poems.
We had a vast variety of poems: Year 3 wrote poems based on their WWII topic; some of Year 2 wrote seasonal apple poems;  we had poems on T-shirts; poems made into mobiles; secret boxes full of treasures - so many wonderful ideas.
Tabatha Collier in Year 4 danced while Mrs Foden read her poem to us, and Year 3’s Jac Haurie Pelleg read his evocative poem to the sound of Churchill’s speeches and air raid sirens.
We are currently displaying all of the work in our Library - so please come in and have a look around when you are next in school.

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