We all know how fab performance poetry is and you lovely SDs did a great job performing a few during our first Literacy training day. Don’t forget how great poetry can be – a lovely friend of Anton, Louise Cole, always told us how important poetry is within the primary curriculum and how paramount it is that the children are given the opportunity to take part in a range of poetry activities. When reading aloud, poetry is rhythm, sounds and beats and it definitely ticks the box when it comes to Literacy and speaking and listening.
National Curriculum 2014 – English – summaries the following about poetry:
Year 1 – Pupils should be taught to: develop pleasure in reading, motivation to read, vocabulary and understanding by: learning to appreciate rhymes and poems, and to recite some by heart
Year 2 – Pupils should be taught to: develop pleasure in reading, motivation to read, vocabulary and understanding by: continuing to build up a repertoire of poems learnt by heart, appreciating these and reciting some, with appropriate intonation to make the meaning clear
Pupils should be taught to: develop positive attitudes towards and stamina for writing by: writing poetry
Year 3 & 4 – Pupils should be taught to: develop positive attitudes to reading and understanding of what they read by: preparing poems and play scripts to read aloud and to perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone, volume and action
Year 5 & 6 – Pupils should be taught to: maintain positive attitudes to reading and understanding of what they read by:
- learning a wider range of poetry by heart
- preparing poems and plays to read aloud and to perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone and volume so that the meaning is clear to an audience
Here are some good poetry books that your class may enjoy! It even has the following poems in these books which you guys performed brilliantly! ‘WALKING WITH MY IGUANA’ and ‘THE SOUND COLLECTOR.’ Remember them?!
Please add your own good poetry books to this section of our AAA Reading Blog.