To celebrate World Poetry Day, all the children in the school performed a poem on stage. Our theme this year was, ‘Pirates and the Sea’ and the children performed a wonderful array of poems to an audience of very supportive parents and pupils.
Held every year on 21 March, World Poetry Day celebrates one of the greatest ways to express feelings and emotions to bring people together. Practised throughout history, in every culture and on every continent, poetry speaks to our common humanity.
Our youngest pupils in Reception opened the event and stunned us all with their confidence and professionalism. One of the poems was even written by a pupil, Tabitha in Year 6. Every child who performed remembered their words and spoke articulately. It was a lovely way to celebrate poetry in all its forms.
The pupils performed the following poems which they had learnt during class:
Reception : Meet The Pirates Anon
Year 1: The Pirate Party Yr 3 at Magdalen’s Penwortham
Year 2: The Homesick Pirate by Joshua Seigal
Year 3S: Percy The Pirate by Colin West
Year 3JH: Sea Fever by John Masefield
Year 3SH: Seal by William Jay Smith
Year 4R: The Legend of Ol’ Davy Jones Anon
Year 4B: The Seafarers by Ted Anthony Roberts
Year 4W: A Fierce Pirate Crew by Eleanor McLeod
Year 5 Progress The Sea by James Reeves
Year 5 Parallel 1 The Tale of Custard the Dragon by Ogden Nash
Year 5 Parallel 2 Blueberry Jelly and Mint Ice-cream by Mr Jonty Tan
Year 6 Progress 1 Rule of the Pirate Anon
Year 6 Progress 2 Piracy by Mr Jonty Tan
Year 6 Express Three Pirates by Tabitha A
Year 7 Progress Ghost on the Wind by Alfred H Lockamy
Year 7 Express Pirates are Friendly Anon
Year 8 Progress A Pirate’s Ballad of the Sea by Mrs Lucy Beedell
Year 8 Express Blackbeard The Pirate by Mrs Lucy Beedell