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National Poetry Day

On Thursday 8 October 2015, Rathfern joined in the annual mass celebration of poetry and all things poetical for National Poetry Day. This year marked its 21st birthday and the children enjoyed being involved.

Poetry was shared and performed in a variety of imaginative ways such as writing, reading and dance. Take a look at all of the creative ways the children brought poetry to life to mark the occasion:

As part of their theme for Autumn 1, World War II, Year 4 have been reading and writing their own ‘cinquain’ poems! These poems follow a strict structure of 5 lines, with each line containing a set amount of words and the word type. For example, the first line is a one word and a noun! The learners really enjoyed creating their own free verse and it was incredible to hear them perform in front of the class.

Chichester class performed one verse of a poem for National Poetry day. The Poem is called ‘Your school’ by Carol Ann Duffy​. Take a look at their collaborative performance:

FACT: Did you know that National Poetry Day was founded in 1994 by William Sieghart, and has engaged millions of people across the country reading, writing and listening to poetry?

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