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Help! Recommendation Yr 5 Christmas poem to recite at carol concert

Discussion in 'Primary' started by kjp71, Nov 12, 2018.

  1. kjp71

    kjp71 New commenter

    First time posting on here! I am an NQT who trained in Secondary but am thoroughly enjoying teaching year 5 primary. Please can I have some suggestions for a great Christmas poem for the kids to perform at our Christmas concert. They are a reasonably adventurous lot and I want to knock audience socks off Many thanks in advance.
     
  2. RepelloInimicum

    RepelloInimicum Lead commenter

    Does it have to be serious? religious? If not, Benjamin Zephaniah's Talking Turkeys goes down well with that age group.
     
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  3. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    If it were me I'd open it up to the class to find some examples of a poem and then choose from there. You might even offer them a choice of two, which you've 'pre-vetted.
     
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  4. kjp71

    kjp71 New commenter

    I did take a look at this one. Fun is good so this one is definitely an option, thank you.
     
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  5. Waiguoren

    Waiguoren Occasional commenter

    Good for them and you! Well, that seems simple enough. Here are some ideas:

    - Choose a Christmas carol and have them either sing it, or say it as a poem. "In the bleak midwinter" makes a great poem! Also, The Twelve Days of Christmas makes a terrific poem to perform as a class, with costumes and acting and gusto!
    - Have the children write their own.
    - Get a book of Christmas poems, or a website, and choose one. For example, http://www.childrenslibrary.org/icd...4&fullscreen=false&lang=English&ilang=English
    or
    https://www.poemhunter.com/poems/christmas/

    Good luck, and have fun!
     
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  6. kjp71

    kjp71 New commenter

    Thank you SO much! Loads of lovely ideas :)
     
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  7. RepelloInimicum

    RepelloInimicum Lead commenter

    Just Doing My Job by Clare Bevan

    This Year I Will Stay Awake by Paul Cookson

    Carolling around the estate by Wes Magee
     
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  8. kjp71

    kjp71 New commenter

    Love the Wes Magee! Thank you.
     
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