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Replace the word: pulse internalisation & literacy


In this activity children learn the poem ‘Remember, remember the fifth of November’, concentrating on understanding the poem’s rhythm and pulse. By later replacing some words with actions, children internalise the pulse and the words are consolidated further.

This principle can be used with other poems of this type, and indeed songs as well, that are chosen to link with a topic.

In this film Artis Specialist Russell Lucas (Gloop) demonstrates ‘Replace the word’ working with Year 3/4 children from Ponsbourne St Mary’s CE Primary School in Hertfordshire.

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