Classic Poetry Recitals 2023

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Today saw the conclusion of our 2 week Classic Poetry Recitals project, in which the pupils in each year group studied and recited a famous poem from highly-regarded classic poets. It was wonderful to see the level of enthusiasm and engagement from the children across the fortnight, which culminated in recital assemblies this week. A huge well done to everyone – the recitals were wonderful, and we were all so impressed by the performances. A big thank you too to all the parents who came along to the assemblies – they were a great audience!

Year Group Recitals:

EYFS: Rhymes

Year 1: Furry Bear by AA Milne

Year 2: From a Railway Carriage by Robert Louis Stevenson

Year 3: A Great Lady by Carolyn Wells

Year 4: The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear

Year 5: The Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Year 6: The Tyger by William Blake


Competition Winners 2023

We are delighted to announce the winners for this year’s Classic Poetry recital competition. 53 pupils entered from years 2 – 6, and the judges, Mr Aitken, governor; Miss Shaw, TA; and Miss Pape, Deputy Headteacher, found it very difficult to select this year’s overall winners. Well done to everyone who took part – you were all so impressive.

However, for his passionate performance of ‘Remember’ by Christina Rossetti, this year’s KS2 winner is Zaim, Y6, and for her delightful recital of ‘Answer to a Child’s Question’ by Samuel Taylor Coleridge is KS1 winner, Olwen, Y2. A huge congratulations also to our 2nd place winners, and to everyone who received an Honourable Mention.


1st Place:

Olwen, Y2, Answer to a Child’s Question

Zaim, Y6, Remember


2nd Place:

Jona, Y6, I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

Alexandra, Y2, The Animal Store


Honourable Mention:

Aggie, Y4, In Flanders Fields

Csenge, Y6, Mary’s Lamb

Amèlie, Y6, Macavity: The Mystery Cat

Kamran, Y4, The Listeners

Lina, Y2, Macavity: The Mystery Cat

Anthony, Y3, Bed in Summer

Everett, Y2, In Flanders Fields

Edward, Y5, The Listeners

Martha, Y2, At the Zoo

Anna, Y4, In Flanders Fields

Martha, Y3, Buckingham Palace

Lourenco, Y3, The Animal Store

Zakharii, Y6, In Flanders Fields

Zulfi, Y5, Mary’s Lamb

Catherine, Y4, Macavity: The Mystery Cat

Clara, Y6, Buckingham Palace

Alodia, Y4, The Animal Store

Arthur, Y4, Buckingham Palace

Kvitka, Y3, The Animal Store

Alice, Y6, In Flanders Fields

Chloë, Y3, The Animal Store