As a new initiative for 2017-18 we are introducing ‘Poem of the Half Term.’
Each half term students will be introduced to a new piece of poetry which will help them develop their language and literacy skills. Reading poetry enables students to discover new writing styles and to increase their vocabulary.
In order to assist our students further we encourage parents to read the poem with them.
The poem for this half term is shown below. There is also a link to a Youtube video which shows an accurate narration of the poem.
I wander thro' each charter'd street,
Near where the charter'd Thames does flow.
And mark in every face I meet
Marks of weakness, marks of woe.
In every cry of every Man,
In every Infants cry of fear,
In every voice: in every ban,
The mind-forg'd manacles I hear
How the Chimney-sweepers cry
Every blackning Church appalls,
And the hapless Soldiers sigh
Runs in blood down Palace walls
But most thro' midnight streets I hear
How the youthful Harlots curse
Blasts the new-born Infants tear
And blights with plagues the Marriage hearse.
See this video for a reading of the poem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bgUMoUNgJQ