National Poetry Day 2016 – Michael Rosen

Did you know it is National Poetry Day on Thursday 6th October? 


During my assembly today, I shared with you all one of my favourite poets of all time, Michael Rosen.  I absolutely love how he brings his poetry to life, and shares with the audience his own experiences of childhood. The children in Year 3 White love him too, and they expressed their own opinions about his work:

‘I love Michael Rosen because he shows confident body language’ – Humzah

‘I love the poem ‘Chocolate Cake!’ – Anora

‘I think Michael Rosen is really funny’ – Zuzannah


Please click on the link below to watch more of Michael Rosen’s performance poetry, and also find out a bit more about him and his works.

1.Which poem is your favourite? Why?

2. What makes Michael Rosen such a popular and successful poet?

3. What can we learn from his performance techniques?

14 thoughts on “National Poetry Day 2016 – Michael Rosen

  1. I like Micheal Rosen beacause he is funny. I like the choclate cake poem beacause he said ehhhhhh! He wake up then whithout mum seeing Micheal stole the $10000 he put in his watch $10000 under his watch and he told is brother he was like haaaa qieatly then he wen’to school he got the $1000 then he wen’t home mum said tell the truth i’ll tell you one more time did you stole the 100,00 pound yes i’m sorry where is it then said mum here it is said michial rosen. The title No breathing TANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. 1.)I liked the poem `No breathing in class` because it was funny.
    2.)He makes the poems interesting.
    3.)I can learn how to write a poem.

  3. my favourite poem is chocolate cake video because of the face he pulls when he pretends to eat the chocolate cake.This is because he doesn’t do boring poetry poetry.dont make it long and boring give it a touch of exitment.

  4. My favourite poem is chocolate cake because it has lots of drama and I love drama plus it is so funny and the face he does is so helarios. He could teach me how to be better at writing storys.

  5. I like michael rosen becaus he is funy. he brings the past to life like it is hapuning at the moment you are watching his video.the way he makes the sound effect by his mouth is amazing!

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