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The Kraken: Poetry Reading

On Thursday and Friday this week, Year 5 did some learning based around the poem ‘The Kraken’ by Alfred Lord Tennyson. As it was written nearly 200 years ago, it was quite challenging to understand some parts at first, but by the end of the week we understood it all and could even recite it! Working together in groups, we practised reading the poem out using lots of expression, and we used instruments to create our own creepy backing music. For the final performances, which were filmed on the iPads, we read out the poem with a recording of our music in the background. They were very spooky!