In the Bleak Midwinter by Christina Rossetti, and we talked about the earth being "hard as iron" and the water being "like a stone" and we had a look round to see if it was. Click here for lots of ideas and lesson plans for the classroom for ages four to 16 years.
Poetry as a major strand of the curriculum. And finally, Mr Meakin wrote alongside us; he was trying to be a poet too. So Mr Meakin took us out into the yard in our scarves and hats and our breath hung like steam. Mrs Hudson agreed and then suggested that somebody could play the piano as we read.
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National Poetry Day is on Thursday 4 October. String quartets visited termly and every now and then the West Riding Abstract Art Van would trundle into view with paintings for the walls.
And we wrote it down. The date is significant because at that time Darfield was part of the legendary West Riding of Yorkshire Education Authority, which was run by the in my humble opinion godlike genius Sir Alec Cleggwhose simple creed was that all children are creative, we can all be writers and, wonderfully, we can all be poets.
Then we went back to the class and we all including Mr Meakin, with his brow furrowed and his pencil in his mouth wrote and rewrote and made books and collages and sculptures until it was time to go to Mrs Hudson for choir practice.
Low Valley was, like all schools should be, a little arts centre. Then there was the fact that the pieces we created would have an audience: We made books and magazines about our morning in the snow; Mr Meakin cleared a space on the wall for our visual poems that would have made Kurt Schwitters proud and while we were singing with Mrs Hudson he came and asked, in a voice loud enough for us to hear, if we could read some of our poems during the carol concert for the parents.
Mr Meakin got us to stand in a circle and he read a poem to us: Mr Meakin launched into a riff about what poetry could be: The components for that perfect poetry lesson were simple but effective.
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Resources include: 44 slide PowerPoint. This unit of work is designed to cover creative writing and poetry. English Teaching Resources:Winter Haiku includes a range of lessons and activities for pupils of all abilities. The PowerPoint uses bright colour, large and attractive.
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