Performing (and remembering) poetry

Friday 14 January 2022

This week’s homework was to memorise the poem From a Railway Carriage by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Y6 performed their poems this afternoon and did so with voice projection, expression and a great pace.

We also had a chat about how we went about learning them. We came up with several different ideas. Some techniques worked for some people but others so it’s important that you try a variety of ways and see which one helps you retain whatever it is that you’re trying to remember!

Other memory techniques could be to come up with actions, make it funny or use the Roman Method of Loci method where you imagine yourself walking around a familiar place and finding items in each section of that place.

Have a discussion at home about what helps you remember something!