Year 6 Bradley Chalkers Poetry andTransition Workshop

Year 6 have been preparing to write descriptive poems based around There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom, our current class reading book. We have been exploring the emotions of the main character Bradley Chalker.

A shared brainstorming session started this preparation. We thought of some adjectives to describe Bradley. These included sensitive, angry and imaginative.

Figurative language was then used to compare some of these thoughts to Bradley’s character. The students came up with ideas such as sensitive as a vase, as angry as thunder and as imaginative as a light bulb.

Class teachers Leanne and Rebecca then introduced the structure of our poems. These needed to include a metaphor, three adjectives and a simile. It was then up to the pupils to compose their own unique poems to describe the character of Bradley.

Elsewhere in Year 6 and we have started our weekly drama workshops with Little Fish Theatre. The main theme is that of transition to secondary school.

Our session started off with a contract being agreed between the pupils and our friends from Little Fish. We agreed to be respectful and have fun; Little Fish Theatre kindly honoured their side of the contract with some healthy snacks.

The workshops will help the pupils to overcome any shyness. We will be addressing any fears, and setting out some hopes that we have ahead of secondary school.

Plenty of acting took place. The pupils carried out freeze frame drama showing a scene that describes our secondary school hopes.

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