Y5/6 English 02.03.21

Week 7 – Poetry

In this unit we will look at a famous British poet called John Lyons. We will be looking at his poem ‘Carnival Jumbie’ and ‘Carnival dance’ and using them to inspire our own Carnival poem for our final piece of writing.

This is the second part of the unit but as we only have one week before we all come back to school we didn’t want to miss out on looking at some poetry to finish off our English Home Learning.

Lesson 2 – To analyse ‘ Carnival Dance’

In this lesson, we will read 'Carnival Dance Lesson' and listen to a reading by John Lyons. We will learn about the context and then analyse the poem's structure, language, themes and tone.


Key points and activities from the video:

● How did you feel about the poem ‘Carnival Dance’?

● Consider the verses, the rhyme, the repetition and the punctuation. What did you like or dislike about the use of these in this poem?

● Practice reading ‘carnival dance’ and then perform it to someone at home or even to your teacher on your Zoom call this week.