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National Poetry Day
On Tuesday 28th September we were lucky to be joined by the poet Brian Moses. He led a whole school assembly where the children got to listen to a number of his poems which he performed in an incredibly engaging way using instruments and getting the children to join in. Lots of laughter could be heard when he shared some of his more embarrassing poems about the lives of teachers!
Brian then led two workshops, one for Year 3 and 4 where the children wrote an alien love letter, and one for Year 5 and 6 which was inspired by the children's own special memories. He was particularly impressed with the children and even posted one of the poems on his blog. The library was packed at the end of the day with the children buying copies of his books and getting them signed. Brian also kindly donated copies of his books to our school library.
Throughout the week the children have been enjoying learning about different types of poetry and writing their own poems. Some of the best examples are already on display and being enjoyed by the children and staff.