Children will all know poetry as they learn nursery rhymes as infants. They love rhyme and rhythm so reading poems is always popular. Writing poetry is fun and can be approached by using sounds and pictures.
Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry. It has three sentences each containing 5, 7 and 5 syllables respectively.
There are available many very good poetry books for children which will stimulate their enjoyment and increase their appreciation of poems.
Pupils at these stages will be expected to read the works of many famous poet such as Isaac Rosenberg, Rupert Brooke, Alec Waugh and Siegfried Sassoon; poetry of the First World War' will be studied as well as limericks and haiku.
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