Poetry Week – Why I Play

First, we explored two poems – Block City by Robert Louis Stevenson and Gymnastics by Michael Rosen.  We looked at the language features and content.

Next, we went out to experience two types of play – physical (hopscotch) and imaginative (use the paper to get to the ‘island’) When we came back in, we reflected on how each type made us feel.

We then wrote a collaborative free-verse poem inspired by Gymnastics. 

Our next challenge was to write a poem which featured rhyming couplets like Block City.  We decided this was our preferred style so we then started to plan out our final poem and performance!