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March 9, 2010

There’s No Smoke Without Mr Airey

Filed under: There's No Smoke Without Dragons — auntyfruitcake @ 8:06 am

Had a wonderful time on the phone to Mr A last night and I am so excited about all the dragon related drawing and writing and drama happening in Mr A’s South London Primary School.

Today’s assembly sounds like it is going to be brilliant – Mr Airey has chosen My Pet Dragon by Michael Alexander to read and do a ‘poemwhoosh’ with the children. A ‘poemwhoosh’ means someone from the audience gets up and acts out what they think is happening in the poem until they hear whoosh then they sit down! Sounds fabulous.

Mr Airey says that the children have been so inspired by the project that there has been an increase in children writing independently and at home. The poetry has inspired the children and he has found that they have really expanded the number of adjectives and descriptive phrases they use.

It has been wonderful to hear that even the nursery children have been drawing dragons and have enjoyed listening to the There’s No Smoke Without Dragons poems. I think it just goes to show what a great collection of poems we have that they appeal to children of all ages and adults too!

I can’t wait to speak to Mr A tonight and find out how the poetry whooshing went!



  1. poetry wooshing sounds like fun!

    Comment by Heather — March 9, 2010 @ 8:50 am | Reply

  2. It was absolutely brilliant….the whole of key satge one were enthralled!!!

    Comment by mathsman31 — March 10, 2010 @ 1:39 pm | Reply

  3. Sounds wonderful! Looking forward to seeing all the wonderful work.

    Comment by auntyfruitcake — March 10, 2010 @ 1:49 pm | Reply

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