Last week Irchester Community Primary School had a science and poetry week, we all did our own verse for the whole school light poem, as it is the International year of Light. It was really cool how we could combine science with writing creative poems!
In Foundation they did a poem describing Forest School and looked at the nature at day time in person. Then Mr Allen put some night vision cameras in the Forest School so they could do the same but looking at the nature at night.
Miss Draper went to talk to Year 1 and Year 2 about light. They worked together to make their classrooms as dark as possible by turning off all the lights, and blocking the windows so the sun couldn’t come in. Then year 2 experimented with torches and different materials to investigate how light travels through some things. They wrote poems all about different light sources and reflections.
In Year Four the teachers organised poem making but not just any poem, a Kenning poem all about light. A Kenning poem is describing an animal or object in several lines with 2 words in each. In Year Five where some of our committee come from they thought about how light and darkness make them feel, Miss Fitch was very impressed with some of the amazing emotional poems we came up with!
On Thursday we put all the verses together to make a giant poem, and read it out in assembly. Mrs Alison was looking forward to hearing it lots, and we had Rick Hall as a special guest in the school to hear it as well (more on that in the next blog!)