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Following on from last week, we have continued to build on our poetry performing. This week we tried to learn our poems so that we could concentrate on how we performed them. You can see some of our videos by clicking on the link below followed by School Videos

This week we have started learning about poetry. We have used some of the poems in Midnight Feasts (an anthology compiled by A.F Harrold) to prepare poetry performances. We also watched a video by Michael Rosen to give us some tips before we started. We made the most of the warm weather to go outside and prepare our poems, thinking about how we used our voices, faces and hands, in our groups before performing them to the rest of the class.

Today we have been working on our spoken language skills. We have been working in groups to create an idea to present to Ug’s community. We had one big piece of paper to encourage us to collaborate and talk about our ideas. Listening is just as important as talking and we had to take turns and listen carefully to build on the ideas of our companions. We also asked questions to make sure that everyone in the group was involved.

Today we have been doing some role-play based on Ug by Raymond Briggs. We looked at the conversations that Ug has with his parents and then prepared a performance of one of these. We had to think about how we used our voices and bodies to convey the meaning in the conversation. We went outside to prepare for our performances, making notes on how we might before and practising before showing each other.

There was much excitement in the class this morning as we saw that our shape poems had been put up on display! We wrote these as part of our learning based on The Story Machine by Tom McLaughlin.

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