Poetry By Heart 2022 – The National Competition

You could take part in Poetry By Heart 2022 – the national competition for children and young people speaking poems by heart:

www.poetrybyheart.org.uk

The website has a section for children to explore great poems that can be read out loud, and one for parents packed with ways to support your child’s love of poetry and some top tips for supporting poetry appreciation and developing their ability to perform them.

National Poetry Day 2021

National Poetry Day 2021 sees us dive in to poetry and the art of saying poems by heart and performing them as we begin to discover the joys of what poetry has to offer.

We plan to raise the profile of poetry in school to support literacy skills and language learning by integrating reading fluency, comprehension, and speaking and listening in meaningful ways.

Poetry Week: Day 5

LINKSThis week we have some wonderful poetry and performance for you to enjoy and learn from! Mrs ColquhounFriday 7th August: ‘Write a poem in under 10 minutes’   Simon Mole takes you through a series of simple prompts to turn your favourite word into a...

Poetry Week: Day 4

LINKSThis week we have some wonderful poetry and performance for you to enjoy and learn from! Mrs ColquhounThursday 6th August: ‘The power of poetry’   Theresa Lola, the Young People's Poet for London, chats through why poetry is powerful and gives tips on ways...

Poetry Week: Day 3

LINKSThis week we have some wonderful poetry and performance for you to enjoy and learn from! Mrs ColquhounWednesday 5th August: ‘Writing poems with Joshua Seigal’   Performance and 5 top tips on how to write poetry from Joshua Seigal.     'There's a...

Poetry Week: Day 1

LINKSThis week we have some wonderful poetry and performance for you to enjoy and learn from! Mrs ColquhounMonday 3rd August: ‘Why Poetry is Awesome’   Laura Dockrill talks about how she decided to become a writer when she was a kid, and performs a poem from her...

“Knowledge of languages is the doorway to wisdom.”

Roger Bacon

Children tend to really enjoy learning a new language at school. Most language-learning techniques are great fun, and children get a real sense of achievement from mastering and using new key phrases! By studying a foreign language, children are given the opportunity not only to learn about other cultures but, more importantly, to communicate with others too. It is also a thoroughly enjoyable subject to learn, with less emphasis on the written word and more on practical tasks, such as drama, story-telling, role-play, speaking and listening.

Modern Foreign Language Curriculum

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Key Stage 1

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