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17 June, 2021

Year 5 tackle some big issues through poetry

Year 5 tackle some big issues through poetry Recently in English, Year 5 have been looking at slam poetry.

Recently in English, Year 5 have been looking at slam poetry.

After enjoying watching some examples of slam poetry, they were able to come up with a success criteria of what constitutes a slam poem.  We asked the children to create their own slam poetry based upon some topics that they could really get passionate about, such as:  gender equality, the use of plastics and the environment and peace and justice to name just a few.  After practising their poems, complete with gestures and actions, they performed their slam poems in-front of the whole year group.  They did an absolutely fantastic job and their creativity really shone through.  Well done, Year 5!

By Jennifer Atkins

Year 5 Flamingos Teacher