We are currently learning all about performance poetry. There are a number of poets who are exceptional at performing their own work. Michael Rosen is certainly one of them. He is a poet with great expression, both in his intonation but also his facial expressions. We have watched him perform The Youngest as a great example of how he makes his poem a great performance piece.
Benjamin Zephania is also a great performer of his own poetry in a contrasting style to Michael Rosen. Here he is performing I Love My Mother.
In Autumn 2 we will be focusing on The Disgusting Sandwich by Gareth Edwards.
This is such a funny story!
In English we will be focusing on different short stories from The Book of Hopes. This is a series of stories written by different people during lock down and is free to access online (https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/9-12/book-hopes/).
The first story we will be focusing on is ‘Daphne and the Doughnuts’ by Jessie Burton.
Summer Reading Challenge
Over the Summer holiday there are many wonderful national Reading Challenges available in which to participate. See the link below for more information about one set up by The Reading Agency.
Alternatively, we have provided below our own reading challenge which we hope might provide a little additional motivation for children to engage in a variety of different reading activities and genres during the Summer break. Most importantly, we want reading to be a pleasurable activity which can be shared and enjoyed with others.