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Masterclasses prove popular!

Masterclasses prove popular!
Monday 5th December 2011 by C. Freeman

Masterclass students have written a poem to show how much they like their English sessions. The students were studying musical poetry appreciation with Mrs Brown before attempting their own compositions. Abbie Wallace, Leonie Muir and Riley Chapman collaborated on the acrostic poem where each initial letter makes up the word Masterclass reading downwards:

Mrs Brown said: ‘The quality of the poems the Year 5 and 6 students wrote was amazing! We also played poetry bingo where they had to match similes, metaphors, alliteration and personification with extracts from different poems on a game card. After Christmas we will be doing drama sessions for two weeks. I will teach them how to do stage fighting and they will take part in a proper performance.’

Masterclasses are sessions in specialist subjects that take place on Saturday mornings for around 20 weeks of the year. Primary schools are asked to nominate students to attend one of the two sessions that are run every week.

The English department are running a packed programme that includes story and poetry writing, Christmas texts, interviews, dramatic readings and performances, then writing, editing and producing a final article accompanied by a photograph that the students will take themselves.

Here is Abbie, Leonie and Riley’s poem:

Mrs Brown never has a frown.

A fun lesson on a Saturday. Yay!

Saturday fun with the shining sun.

Teachers teach while using speech

Everyone works together forever.

Reading and writing, but no fighting!

Caring and sharing

Learning is made fun while we get lots done.

A fun lesson on a Saturday. Yay!

Saturdays are great.

Saturdays are the best!

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