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Oakwood Celebrates National Poetry Day

Yesterday, we celebrated National Poetry Day 2020. National Poetry Day is the annual mass celebration on the first Thursday of October that encourages all to enjoy, discover and share poetry. Across the school children read, performed and shared poems.


Even though they were working remotely, Acorns shared a poem called ‘All of Me’. This linked to their work about celebrating differences.  


Key Stage One read ‘What is Pink?’ by Christina Rossetti. They explored the poem and then used the poem as a basis for their own ideas.


Lower Key Stage Two explored a range of poems including ‘Chocolate Cake’ by Michael Rosen, ‘The Sound Collector’ by Roger McGough and ‘Not Done Your Homework’ by Josie Whitehead. They explored using actions, facial expressions, voice intonation and tone to perform some of their favourite poems.


Upper Key Stage Two read the poem ‘Mary Celeste’. They focussed on the grammar; highlighting the modal verbs and looking at the word classes. They worked together in groups to perform the poems and then used their ideas to inspire their writing in the next lesson.