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01/04/24

Liora is running the Manchester Marathon for Chobham Friends!You can help raise money for Chobham Friends by donating online https://t.co/37hFmmQGEl

08/03/24

choir representing at a national choral competition last weekend - WOW 🔥🙌🏾👏🏼🫶🏿⚡️! Three part harmony, syncopated body percussion and in Portuguese 🇵🇹. We are so proud of how hard you worked and can’t wait to hear what you do next! pic.twitter.com/6FXMoePk7D

08/03/24

choir representing at a national choral competition last weekend - WOW 🔥🙌🏾👏🏼🫶🏿⚡️! Three part harmony, syncopated body percussion and in Portuguese 🇵🇹. We are so proud of how hard you worked and can’t wait to hear what you do next! pic.twitter.com/6FXMoePk7D

08/03/24

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08/03/24

A fantastic International Women’s Day at Chobham today! Celebrating all women and helping to 💜💜 pic.twitter.com/8dffQkuDVd

04/03/24

Our penultimate choir is from the Olympic Park in London: Harris Academy Chobham Junior Choir. Great percussion accompaniment! pic.twitter.com/tBKi9iedjL

03/03/24

We are sooooo proud of our choir who are competing on Manchester today! We send all the luck and positivity! https://t.co/v0ZDGUNhkC

03/03/24

Our penultimate choir is from the Olympic Park in London: Harris Academy Chobham Junior Choir. Great percussion accompaniment! pic.twitter.com/tBKi9iedjL

29/02/24

Year 2’s first ever visit to the primary school library for their first Accelerated Reader session! These readers are super excited to get their hands on the big books! pic.twitter.com/nY65QV5uaG

29/02/24

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29/02/24

Our YUCAN group were lucky enough to go to Shrek’s Adventure and then for a trip on the London Eye this week! So much fun for these amazing pupils! pic.twitter.com/wxQYqDyqfZ

29/02/24

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29/02/24

Year 4 were happy historians at The British Museum last week learning all about things from the past. pic.twitter.com/SFC2KNy8zu

29/02/24

Get along to Chess Club on Thursdays at the Lighthouse and Gardens! With an amazing teacher every week for only £6 per child! pic.twitter.com/mqFwkiRE3A

28/02/24

Important team talks and tactics before the boys and girls’ football matches today! Well done to our boys for winning and reaching the final!! pic.twitter.com/BhrFZiFvIP

15/02/24

Please sign up to support us on to increase our chances of winning a massive £1,000 donation! Every new person who joins counts as an extra entry - but hurry, you've only got until the end of the week. It's completely free to help: https://t.co/51mhDqf8Zc

15/02/24

Thank you to all the amazing stalls who came and participated in our Cultural Celebration Day last week! It was an amazing event with such a range of things on offer from many different cultures! 🥳🥳🥳#culturalcelebration pic.twitter.com/nU1YOtIh18

15/02/24

A huge thank you to ! The girls absolutely love their new kits from their sponsor! It really is amazing to see them wearing them with pride! 🤩🤩 https://t.co/x0ukWvZgrX

22/12/23

Thank you to everyone who donated to our fundraiser! Our Christmas Elves (the amazing year 10 prefects) packed 20 bags of gifts for the children staying there over Christmas and a little something for the staff too 🎁 🌲 pic.twitter.com/Vs94QEtVtZ

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Poetry

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words. - Edgar Allan Poe

At Harris Academy Chobham, we ask our students to memorise a poem every half term. 

Encouraging our young learners to memorise poetry is a wonderful way to help them grow intellectually and emotionally. Instead of just remembering words, it helps them connect deeply with language, rhythm, and meaning. This practice not only improves their language skills but also teaches them empathy and a love for stories.  By learning poetry by heart, our students become better at expressing themselves, thinking critically, and growing as individuals. It's a special skill that adds joy and depth to their lives, both in school and beyond. 

Please find a list of the current poems for each year group. 

 

Year 1 

Year 2 

Year 3 

Year 4 

Year 5 

Year 6 

Autumn 1 

A Little Seed – Mabel Watts 

Aliens from Planet Trouble – Paul Cookson 

The Sea – James Reeves 

The Magic Box – Kit Wright 

The Dragon Who Ate Our School – Nick Toczek 

The Dentist and the Crocodile – Roald Dahl 

Autumn 2 

Sounds Poem – Judith Nichols 

Where Teachers Keep Their Pets - Paul Cookson 

Songs of the Witches of Macbeth – William Shakespeare 

I Opened a Book – Julia Donaldson 

Please Do Not Feed the Animals – Robert Hull 

Some opposites – Richard Wilbur 

Spring 1 

Little Boy Blue - Mother Goose 

 

Cats Sleep Anywhere – Eleanor Farjeon 

The Coming of the Iron Man – Brenda Wiliams 

Catch a Little Rhyme – Eve Merriam 

 

Growing – Mary Ann Hoberman 

Comet – Kate Wakeling 

Spring 2 

Five Little Monkeys – Nursery Rhyme 

The School Kids’ Rap – John Foster 

The Answer – Allan Ahlberg 

Gran, can you rap? - Jack Ousby 

Life Doesn’t Frighten Me – Maya Angelou 

What do we do with a variation? – James Berry 

Summer 1 

Ladybird, Ladybird – Mother Goose 

The Queen of Hearts – Nursery Rhyme 

On The Ning Nang Nong – Spike Mulligan 

 

Bushfire – Jackie Kay 

Everybody is doing it – Benjamin Zephaniah 

Caged Bird – Maya Angelou 

Summer 2 

What do you do on a nature walk? -  

Kate Williams 

Shampoo Sally – John Foster 

Cat Rap – Grace Nichols 

 

I am angry – Michael Rosen 

Don’t– Michael Rosen 

We Refugees – Benjamin Zephaniah 

Page Downloads

Title Date  
Year 1 Poetry Booklet 23rd May 2024 Download
Year 2 Poetry Booklet 23rd May 2024 Download
Year 3 Poetry Booklet 23rd May 2024 Download
Year 4 Poetry Booklet 23rd May 2024 Download
Year 5 Poetry Booklet 23rd May 2024 Download
Year 6 Poetry Booklet 23rd May 2024 Download