Thursday 2nd October is National Poetry Day! To celebrate, St John’s CE Primary School has launched a poetry writing competition. The theme this year is…
You could write a poem about an event e.g. Bonfire Night, the Great Fire of London, the Olympics or one of the World Wars. It could be about a person such as the Queen, William Shakespeare or even a family member or friend! You could choose to write about a special memory for you such as a birthday, a holiday or a special pet. Your poem can be about absolutely anything as long as it fits under the theme ‘Remember’.
You can choose any style of poem e.g. an acrostic, a haiku or even a shape poem. Think carefully about your presentation, as well as the words, as this could gain you extra marks with the guest judge!
The closing date for the competition is Wednesday 1st October. All entries should be handed to class teachers along with your name and class written on it. Prizes will be awarded in an extra special assembly on National Poetry Day!
Earlier this year Miss Lang advertised for KS2 children to join the St John’s Shadowers. Kayla, Katie, Joshua, Abigayle, Fiza, John, Millie and Amy were selected after Miss Lang looked through all the applications. St John’s Shadowers is a reading group who meet every two weeks in the library.
Six books were carefully selected from the Carnegie Book Awards shortlist. Each book is unique in genre and has been written by different authors. The Shadowers aim to read as many of the books as possible in order to decide which is their overall favourite. Not only do they read the books, they also review them. They discuss the books they are reading each time they meet up, sometimes they have similar opinions but sometimes they can disagree about the texts.
Last week the Shadowers delivered an assembly to the school which informed all the pupils and staff about their group. They also announced their favourite books so far.
Take a look at the PowerPoint presentation they used during their assembly….