Performance Poetry in Year 3

As part of English this half-term Year 3 have been studying performance poems. We have been listening to a range of performance poems and exploring the range of features that poets use.

We have been learning to identify and use conjunctions that indicate time and cause, as well as investigating negative prefixes, informal language and rhymes.

We chose a poem to compose extra lines for and then performed it as a rap! It was great fun and lots of brilliant learning has taken place!

With this in mind, Year 1’s have discussed that it is hard to grow or learn if we say “I won’t do it”. We won’t grow a great deal if we say “I can’t do it” but we will start to grow if we start thinking, “I want to do it” and we will grow a little more if we say “How do I do it?”. We’ll grow even more if we say “I’ll try to do it” and we will flourish if we say “I can do it”.

The children have started the year with a great positive attitude towards their learning and it is fantastic to hear the children say “I can do it” before each lesson.

Think about how can you apply this message in your life and school work?

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