New Video – Anything – Poem Set to Music

We have made a new video over the last few days. I composed a short piece of music to accompany my poem Anything. The poem is about friendship and is suitable for younger children (KS1), but it is likely to appeal to older students (KS2) as well. This poem is in my new book, What Are You Like, which is due for release 23 February 2018.

Karen, my wife, is the guest performer reading the poem and also she made the video. The images are all shared by Creative Commons License. They are credited in the description on YouTube and below the video here.

Images in their order of appearance:

  1. kittens CC-BY-SA Susan https://flic.kr/p/52JU7z
  2. Chicks CC-BY-NC Andy Purvlance https://flic.kr/p/665D8X
  3. Labrador-Puppy CC-BY Tyler Allen https://flic.kr/p/a1gG6S
  4. Baby’s Best Friend CC-BY Brandon Atkinson https://flic.kr/p/96KrY6
  5. Buds CC-BY Juhan Sonin https://flic.kr/p/6DSpcV
  6. kids CC0 klimkin https://pixabay.com/en/kids-girl-pencil-drawing-notebook-1093758/
  7. children CC0 Bess Hamiti https://pixabay.com/en/child-children-girl-happy-people-817369/
  8. Best Friends CC-BY-SA Rod Waddington https://flic.kr/p/Wq9E51
  9. girls whispering CC0 Olichel https://pixabay.com/en/girls-whispering-best-friends-young-914823/
  10. Handsome Indian boys CC-BY Nithi Anand https://flic.kr/p/qpzJmX
  11. Cups Full of Chats CC-BY-NC Mo Riza https://flic.kr/p/3JM8pt
  12. Best friends CC-BY Robert de Bock https://flic.kr/p/UsGxgR
  13. The Cat-Circle of Love CC-BY-NC Gloson Teh https://flic.kr/p/8119Px
  14. Maternal instinct CC-BY-ND Tambako The Jaguar https://flic.kr/p/Muizu
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Lots of class and individual poems created at Hollin Primary School

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Two great days at Hollin Primary School this week. Thanks everyone. Nicely captured in the twittersphere:

A new poem on the Theme Remember for National Poetry Day

I’ve recorded a poem today and Karen has turned it into a video. Hope you like it. Please share and don’t forget National Poetry Day on Thursday 2nd October.

Don’t forget it’s National Poetry Day in UK on Thursday 2nd October

Remember National Poetry Day 2014

I’ve posted some other reminders and resources for National Poetry Day already, but here’s video that may inspire ideas and discussion.

Remember by Christina Rossetti

 

New video for KS1 Poetry classes – I like what I like I do

I’ve used this song for many years and find it works very well as a template for children to work on their own ideas, putting in the things that they like and looking for rhymes. As a special Christmas gift we’ve turned it into a video.

How to make a Poetry Friendly Classroom

Here’s a playlist on YouTube of short video clips from the Book Trust of Michael Rosen’s tips to create a poetry friendly class room.

New video ‘Zoot’ for National Poetry Day 4 October


In 2012, UK National Poetry Day is on Thursday 4 October.  The theme is STARS.  Be a star, read, write or buy some poetry.

New video ‘I’m a cat’

This is a new song, written to order. Cats are always a popular topic and this one seems to work well even with younger pre-school children.

Video of Traffic Jam

This is a poem that I do regularly as part of a school performance. It can go on a lot longer than this. Bet you end up humming it to yourself afterwards.

Video of Summer

Did some more recording at the weekend, and my good friend Karen has made another video for me. It’s a lot of fun making these and all with easily available equipment and software. Captures the warm weather, don’t you think?