Today we are going to continue to think about rap and performance poetry.
A quick recap...
Rap is a chanted kind of spoken poetry with a strong beat and regular rhymes.
Rhyme is the repetition of syllables, typically at the end of a verse line. Raps typically use rhyming pairs - two lines of verse with rhyming last syllables.
Rhythm is used by poets to make their poems easier on the ear. The rhythmic qualities of a poem are best discovered when poems are read aloud!
We have looked at the work of Karl Nova and Michael Rosen, both poets use rhythm and rhyme in their raps to make them more expressive.
Watch poet Tony Mitton perform “I wanna be a star”. The link is: Tony Mitton - I Wanna Be A Star on Vimeo
As you are listening to the poem think about:
Can you identify the rhythm?
Can you identify any rhymes?
Why do you think the poet repeats certain lines?
In this poem, Tony Mitton is writing about his aspirations and what he wants to be in the future. What do you want to be or do in the future?
Using your ideas write at least two more verses to poem. Use the same sentence structure. For example:
I wanna sing with a band
I wanna tour the land
I wanna create
my very own brand
I said yeah yeah yeah
I wanna sing with a band
Have fun with it! You can either handwrite your work or use the computer.
Please make sure you send all your work to Miss Johnson.
At school we are starting to create a poetry journal and we would love to know what you think of today’s poem.
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History – Victorian March
Today we are going to continue exploring the Victorian era, focusing on where we live!
What was happening in England? A quick recap..
The Victorian era is the 63-year period from 1837-1901 that marked the reign of England’s Queen Victoria.
It was the time of the world’s first Industrial Revolution, political reform and social change, a railway boom and the first telephone.
Cities rapidly grew and expanded, long and regimented factory hours.
What was happening in March?
By the 1840’s March was growing and developing a reputation as an important railway town. Victorian March was a time of prosperity, local industry was thriving, and the evidence can still be seen today. Can you spot any examples?
Look through in the slides "March_The Victoria Era" below. Think about how the pictures compare to how the buildings/landmarks look today.
Using the information within the slides identify where the buildings/landmarks listed below, are on the map of March. You can use the map below or draw your own.
Choose a symbol to label the different types of buildings. Make sure you include a key on your map.
The locations you must include are:
1) March Railway Station, Station Road
2) Temperance Hotel, Station Road
3) St Johns Church, Station Road
4) Sub-Post Office, Station Road/County Road junction
5) The Chapel at the Station Road Cemetery, Station Road (opposite County Road)
6) Dartford Infant School, Dartford Road (opposite the BP garage)
7) Town Hall, Market Place
8) Girls Grammar School, High Street
If you have time, see if you can identify any other Victorian buildings/land marks. Include them on your map.
Please send your work to Miss Johnson