Award Winning Poet Visit

Award-winning poet James Carter was a popular visitor to SMMS .  He joined us during Book Week where he gave poetry (with music) performances and workshops to inspire both the children and staff.

Each class enjoyed Collective Worship and a poetry writing session where they were able to be creative and have fun with words.  We finished the day with a whole school inspiring poetry performance.  Kareem from Year 6 said ‘I found the Collective Worship and workshops intriguing. My mind got lost into it all!!’

To bring book Week to a close, we performed some of our favourite poems to the school during Collective Worship.  Some made us laugh, some made us stop and reflect!!  Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Book Week great!!


Here are a couple of our amazing poems written by the children during a workshop with James. To listen, press play.

Here are some of our favourite poems for you to enjoy: Poems


Click on the thumbnails for a larger view.

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‘Riot Act’ workshop

Year 5 & 6 took part in the ‘Riot Act’ workshop on Wednesday afternoon, where they learned about how to keep themselves on the roads. The children were thoroughly engaged, but also had the chance to be reflective about the very real dangers that the roads posed.

Distractions such as playing in the road, using mobile phones and cycling/scooting could lead to life-threatening accidents, so the children were encouraged to be road smart when travelling to and from school.

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