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Performance Poetry

Before watching:

Discuss what poetry is and find out children's previous knowledge and experience of poetry through discussion prompted by key questions: Ask the children what they think poetry is? Do they have any favourite poems? Do they know any poets? Do they like poetry? Why or why not?


Find out what prior knowledge and experience they have of poems being performed: Have they performed any poems themselves before? Or seen anyone else performing poetry? What was it like to watch or perform? How did it make you feel?


After watching:

What have they learnt about performing poetry? What different places and spaces could you perform in? Does it have to be on a stage? For a big audience?



I would like you to send me your poetry performance! Think about all the advice given by Joe in the film and select a poem (or even better, write your own) to perform. Below are some poems that are particularly good to perform if you need a few ideas. 


Once you have finished, email your performance to your class teacher and they will send to me (Mrs Rackham). I look forward to hearing/seeing you soon. 

The year six students have been studying Macbeth in English and as part of this have learnt the witches spell and some students have created their own. I hope you enjoy their performances

Macbeth Spells

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Ridiculous Writers Creative Writing Competition

Have you read the one about the GANGSTA BOGEY? Or the SINGING BISCUIT? What about the CLUMSY WIZARD or the FORGETFUL CHEF? No? Well, today could be your lucky day! 


Ridiculous Writers creative writing competition lets kids be kids, encouraging them to be creative, imaginative and original whilst having fun and enjoying writing! Adding the challenge of planning and writing a mini saga, a story told in just 100 words, means that you tick the technical skills box too. 


You will find all the resources you need to enter the competition below and more information can be found on the Young Writers website:


To make sure your entries are valid, please follow the rules listed below:

  • Only one entry per pupil; there is no limit to the number of entries per school.

  • Independent entrants are welcome, please provide your full postal address rather than the school's details.

  • Stories can be written on the entry form or an A4 sheet of paper.

  • Stories must be your pupils' own work.

  • Ensure that all pupils include their name and age on their entries.

  • Mini sagas must be told in no more than 100 words (the title isn't included in this)

  • Entries must be received by Thursday 30th April 2020


Have fun and GOOD LUCK!

“English in the classroom should have that extra bite – to surprise, challenge, delight and create wonder; it should jolt the senses, making us feel alive. Teachers are the guardians of this beautifully used language. Through reading, performing, writing and speaking with clarity and power, through introducing children to literature, we are passing on the truth and power of words.”

(Pie Corbett – 2006)

Our Aim: 


At Broughton Junior School, we strive for excellence in English achievement within a cross-curricular programme of reading, writing and speaking & listening. Across all classes, children are given opportunities to develop their knowledge, understanding and application of spoken and written English, within a balanced and exciting curriculum. The focus of all our teaching is to develop pupil’s ability to use language to think, explore, reflect and communicate effectively, enabling every child to achieve their potential and develop their self-esteem.


Children at Broughton Junior School will:

  • Develop their ability to use and understand language effectively as speakers, readers and writers in all subjects across the curriculum
  • Be encouraged to develop a love of reading and to read for enjoyment
  • Develop their ever-growing vocabulary, through an interest in words and their meanings
  • Experience a range of high-quality text/media types and genre, across a range of contexts, to develop their understanding
  • Learn to write in a variety of styles and be able to apply characteristic features of texts to their writing, taking into consideration different purposes and audiences
  • Develop a technical vocabulary with understanding of grammatical terminology
  • Learn how to apply grammatical terminology in their own writing
  • Recognise the close relationship between reading and writing.