As part of our Book Week celebrations, Year 6 were visited by an inspirational hip-hop artist and poet, Kimba. Drawing from his American childhood, Kimba’s work shares experiences and ideas that cause joy, laughter, reflection and outright fun.
We started the day with a whole-school assembly in which Kimba shared some of the poems and raps from his book ‘Write the Wrongs’. He also shared how he uses shampoo to help him when writing poetry! No, he didn’t mean shampoo that you wash your hair with. Kimba explained that S.H.A.M.P.O.O. is an acronym for Simile, Hyperbole, Alliteration, Metaphor, Personification, Onomatopoeia and Oxy-moron. We all had great fun joining in and thinking of examples of these stylistic elements of poetry.
Kimba then spent time with both year 6 classes helping the children to use S.H.A.M.P.O.O. to begin to write their own amazing poems – watch this space for when we share some of the completed poems.