​Sir Edmund Hillary Academy

The Second Sir Edmund Hillary Poetry Slam

We knew we needed something to celebrate our first term back and what better than working together on learning a poem and entering the Poetry Slam. We are so glad we did- it gives the children a chance to show off what good learners and performers they are. Use the fullscreen square button in the media player to see the videos enlarged.

Why don't you give learning a poem a try- some handy hints at the foot of the page.

Foundation and KS1

F2A with Little Miss Muffet


F2B with Old Mother Hubbard

1M with Hands by Julia Donaldson

1H with Going Through Old Photos by Mariham age 9

Winners! The judges loved the clear pacing and sense of fun. We heard every word- with good crisp endings that landed together.

2T with Cats Sleep Anywhere by Eleanor Farjeon

2B with The Moon by Robert Louis Stevenson

Humpty Dumpty with a Twist

Look At My Blouse by John Coldwell

Lower KS2

3GJ Autumn Storm by Katherine Marek Winner

4A with Halfway Down The Stairs by AA Milne

By Myself by Eloise Greenfield  Winner!

Upper KS2

5C with The Listeners pt1 by Walter de la Mare

Sick by Shel Silverstein

I'm A Tiger by Mary Anne Hobermann

3H Wild Geese by Rachel Field

Fire by David Windle

Seasons by Ms Conrad- Highly Commended

5/6S The Lion and Albert by Marriott Edgar

Aliens Stole My Underpants by Adrian Mitchell

What Do Caterpillars Do? by Aileen Fisher

Winner! Very clear. Pronounced each word clearly and did not rush so we could catch each idea

4P A Dragon on The Playground by Kenn Nesbitt

Alligator Problem by Michael Rosen

6P- Little Red Riding Hood by Roald Dahl Winners!

Daffodils by William Wordsworth- Winner!!