Year 4 Poetry Plus Globe Preparations

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Year 4 have been writing some acrostic poems as part of our literacy learning. This is where the first letters for each word collectively spells out a new word.

We used the seasonal theme of fireworks to help us with this work. Year 4 were asked to think about how it feels to watch a fireworks display. We wanted to see adjectives within the poems that puts across some of the sights and sounds that we can experience each year on 5 November.

You can listen to a selection of these poems being read out in the recording below.

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Meanwhile our rehearsals for The Concert for Winter at Shakespeare’s Globe are making great progress. Year 4 have been invited by our friends at Bankside to contribute a musical and dance performance for the annual celebration at the outdoor theatre.

The theme for the concert this year is Stories of Southwark, Lost and Found. This is a broad idea set by The Globe with encouragement for each school to explore and adapt. It gives the pupils a chance to think about a sense of local history and understanding about our area.

The Michael Faraday contribution for the concert will be to perform a couple of old favourite Southwark songs on our ukuleles. We hope to impress the audience with our interpretations of Knees up Mother Brown and the Okie Kokie.

Both Year 4 classes have started to learn the chords and words for each song. We are also adding in our own unique dance routine to liven up the performance. We hope that the Bankside audience will be able to join in!

It would be wonderful to see as many parents and carers of Year 4 pupils at the Concert for Winter. It will take place at 1pm on the 11 December. We will be sending out ticket details closer to the concert.

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