School News

National Poetry Day

There was lots of literary fun in Pre-Prep last week. To mark National Poetry Day, nearly every boy and teacher brought a poem or rhyme in to share. Some of them had been memorised, one was written by a boy’s Mum, another a collaboration with Dad.

Our PP1 boys had a gentle introduction to poetry as they enjoyed a variety of activities based on famous nursery rhymes. In Pre-Prep 2, the boys did some Poetry PE. They looked at descriptive poems and moved in the ways the words suggested. The boys came up with some very creative body shapes and movements! In Pre-Prep 3, there was enthusiasm when watching Michael Rosen read some funny poems, in particular ‘Chocolate Cake’ and ‘Strict’ (also known as ‘No Breathing in Class’). They also wrote their own version of ‘The Owl and the Pussy Cat’ and hunted in the thesaurus for words to improve their vocabulary for poetry.


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