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Years 6 & 8 explore poetry.

Posted: 10th February 2016 | Category: Drama

Year 6 & 8 Poetry Assembly.


Over the last week, Years 6 & 8 have been exploring poetry: reading; discussing; analysing; sometimes writing, and performing.Today we decided to share some of what we have been doing with the rest of the school in a Poetry Assembly.

Year 6 performed their version of John Agard’s ‘Poetry Jump Up!’ This is a joyous poem about the creation, in a carnival-style atmosphere, of a poem about poems! Great fun!

Year 8 decided to divide into 3 groups and take a different part of T.S.Eliot’s ‘Macavity: the Mystery Cat.’ The first group began by ‘interrupting’ the assembly to tell us about this strange, and rather nefarious, cat. The second group told us more about Macavity, “a ginger cat, who’s very tall and thin,” whilst wandering through the audience ‘stealing’ various personal items from their classmates!

But who was he? Whenever someone tries to find him: “Macavity’s not there!”

We all thought we ought to have heard of this creature and so the third group glanced through the newspaper and gave us their verdict on “The Napoleon of Crime.”

The children all enjoyed performing the poems and the audience seemed to enjoy watching.

This was something we would all like to see more of at school, so keep reading, learning and performing lots more wonderful poetry!


Kate Alexander

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