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 met a traveller from an antique land,
Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;
And on the pedestal, these words appear:
My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings;
Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.”
See this video for a reading of the poem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPlSH6n37ts