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notes for teachers 1-2 preparing for the film 3 viewing the film 4-5 after viewing

6-9 themes 10-11 time to go 12 poetry workshop KS2 worksheets

Session 12: poetry workshop

Brenda and her childhood self
Joined hands, young and old Brenda

session 12: caught in between

This could extend into 2 sessions if time, and lead to further creative writing work.



Poem: The Wrong Flowers

Input: Look again at Brenda’s poem; analyse the style and impact.

Tell the children that they are going to write a poem about their lives, like Brenda did. They are going to write the poem in pairs or small groups, and then plan four shots each of a different type to tell the story of their poem. Their finished product will be a PowerPoint presentation of these four shots with them reading the poem as a voice over.

The images that they choose could be digital photos, a drawing, a photo or image scanned into the computer etc.

Explain the structure of the poem they are going to write:

When I was a child I would…
When I am an adult I could…
Caught in between the two I am…

Activity:: Using the carousel brainstorm and filter ideas for things that we can / could do at different stages in our lives. Head up the papers:

When I was a baby I could…
When I was 5 I could…
Now I am 10/11 I can…
When I am 18 I could…
When I am 40 I could…
When I am 80 I could…

Continue to write poems

Ideas for plenary:

your poetry

You are invited to send your completed poetry to the digitised team at Watershed, and we will publish the poems online in this resource for others to read. Please let us know the name of your school, the town or city and country where you live, your age and your first name.

By email to:

By post to:
Ruth Jacobs
Watershed Media Centre
1 Canon’s Rd

Go to the Over to you section to see poems that other students have written, or find out more about sending artwork to be published.

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