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September 2018 - Literacy Lesson
During our last few literacy lessons we have been preparing for our poetry performance for a poem of our choice. We looked through and annotated the poems in our books and used these skills during our performance. We then evaluated each others performances looking at our tone, actions, facial expressions, pauses used.
Paul Lyalls Visit
In Year 5 we had the pleasure of working with esteemed poet Paul Lyalls who has worked and performed with Michael Rosen, Arsenal FC, Benjamin Zepphaniah, Kate Tempest, George Best, Miranda Hart, Will Self, John Hegley, Andrea Leavy and Rastamouse to name but a few. Whilst working with us Paul performed a few of his poems and even gave us some of his secrets for writing amazing poems. Most notably that normally our first, second and sometimes third ideas aren't the best but by refining and editing our work we will improve upon them.
We used a few of his techniques and created our own poems, have a look at one below
Do you like Donuts?
I love donuts with sprinkles
They stare at me wanting and waiting
For me to eat them but...
It's more fun to hoop them around
my finger until they get dizzy
and then swallow them whole!