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1 Poetry in the new curriculum Nicola Bloom challenge learn inspire grow bloom

2 Aims challenge learn inspire grow bloom You will have a selection of good poetry for use with children from Y1 to Y6 understand different forms of poetry and their key features have an understanding of ways of teaching children to read, write and perform poetry

3 Agenda challenge learn inspire grow bloom What is poetry and why is it important? Planning for poetry in the new curriculum Types of poetry Writing poetry

4 Why teach poetry? Why is it important that we teach poetry in primary school? Come up with the definitive answer to a teacher who asks you this. challenge learn inspire grow bloom

5 What is poetry? Poetry is “simply the most beautiful, impressive and widely effective mode of saying things.” Matthew Arnold “Language is the naming of experience, and what we name we have power over.” Kingman, 1988 “Practice in such discourse is the only way of making sure one says things right and powerfully and courteously to oneself.” Jerome Bruner, 1967 “Choosing words is at the heart of what a writer does... Poetry is where you learn how to choose words.” Pie Corbett challenge learn inspire grow bloom

6 Why is it important to teach poetry? It concentrates and encapsulates thought It provokes It entertains It makes you see things differently Children won’t meet it unless we introduce it challenge learn inspire grow bloom

7 Why is it important to teach children to write poetry? Learning to write poetry involves learning skills which are important for all writing observation visualisation precision in vocabulary in punctuation use of imagery and figurative language challenge learn inspire grow bloom

8 Why is it important to teach children to write poetry? And it sometimes involves additional skills more specific to poetry using and understanding the effects of rhyme and rhythm using scansion and metre understanding the effect of structure on the page challenge learn inspire grow bloom

9 Planning for poetry challenge learn inspire grow bloom Look at Poetry in the new curriculum handout. Consider your long-term planning. Are there any opportunities where you could sensibly link poetry with a theme or topic? (Without having to look for a poem on...) Where will you bring in poetry for reading? Where will you bring in poetry for reading and writing? What kind of poetry?

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17 If you believed in it I would come hurrying to your house to let you share my wonder, but I want instead to see if you yourself will pass this way.


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