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Poetry Competition Entries Shout Loudly

6th December 2021

The English Department challenged students in Years 7, 8 & 9 to write a poem of no more than 40 lines with the title ‘My Big Mouth’ as part of a national  ISA competition. There were some truly great entries which we wanted to share here to showcase the talented writers we have in the…

Two Sides to Every Poem – Blake-Inspired Verse by Y9

11th February 2021

English students in Year 9 have been studying Wiliam Blake’s ‘Songs of Innocence and of Experience’. Teacher Zoe explains: “These poems are influenced by Blake’s ‘The Lamb’ from ‘Songs of Innocence and ‘The Tyger’ from ‘Songs of Experience’. Blake’s poems in this collection tend to come in pairs with one poem exploring ideas about innocence and…

Shaping words and communities with Year 2

28th January 2021

Our Year 2 students have been very busy working on their handwriting, vocabulary and playing with words as part of their topic of Communities. Teacher Kim said: “We have been talking about communities in Year 2 and having tremendous fun exploring our own communities and designing and making an ‘ideal’ community. This has manifested in Lego…

Poetry and pictures from Year 3

28th January 2021

Our Y3 students have been sharing a lot of wonderful work from KASConnected classrooms and it really showcases their talents. Teacher Sally said: “We have been writing poems this week and learning different styles from kennings, acrostics and free poems. We spent lots of time reading out and sharing what we had written. Here is…

Poetry please: National Poetry Day

13th October 2020

World Poetry Day came around again on October 1st which the school marked with our annual poetry competition in the Upper School. This year’s theme was ‘Vision’ and we were thrilled to be inundated with entries. Some of the poems we read were thought provoking, some humorous, all were carefully crafted and a joy to…

Year 3 get poetic with their art

8th October 2020

Lower School Artist in Residence Kat worked with students in Y3 to create drawings using oil and chalk pastels in response to a poem by Michael Rosen called ‘Introduction Song’. Kat says, “The children  felt that the poem’s theme was about CURIOSITY and how we can use our skills with a positive and active mindset…

Drawing between the lines – Y9

19th May 2020

In Art, Year 9 students have been doing a project on ‘Blackout poetry’. They’ve taken pre-existing pages from books and isolated words and phrases from the page to make a poem or story. They then illustrated around it. Head of Art, Will said: “I think their poems are rather wonderful.” We have to agree. Here…

Perfect poems from Year 6

22nd April 2020

Students in Adele and Sophie’s Y6 classes have been creating beautiful poems full of characters.

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