Writing Around A Cartoon You (8-10 Years)

With drawing-as-planning and fun writerly discussion, we will explore how our own lives can be the inspiration for some great anecdotal poetry. All will have the chance to write a poem (and to perform it if they would like to).
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55 minutes

per class

Meets once


year olds


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per learner

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Class Experience

You will have the opportunity to create poetry out of your own interests and life experiences.
You will be able to think about how it feels to write about things that matter to you.
You will have the chance to use drawing as a tool for planning our writing.
You will be able to join a supportive and well-led little writing group.
I am a qualified primary teacher who now works as a poetry and creative writing consultant teacher across schools in the UK. I lead residential writing retreats for children aged 9 to 11, and am the author of ‘Michael Rosen’s Poetry Videos: How To Get Children Writing and Performing Poems Too’.
In this class, all children will need is paper and something to write with. Sheets of paper would be better than a notepad. 

If children could use A3-sized paper, that would be better (though not essential).
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
We will watch a video on the ‘Kids Poems and Stories with Michael Rosen’ Youtube channel. I have explicit written permission from Michael Rosen to use these videos within my Outschool teaching.


Jonny Walker (he/him) - MA (Uni of Cambridge)
Lives in the United Kingdom
Headful of stories, mouthful of myths.
449 total reviews
179 completed classes

About Me

Please note that between Friday 20th May and Friday 10th June, I am away from Outschool, leading residential Poetry Retreats with children from London. I will not be able to respond to messages during this three week period, and will... 
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