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English lessons: children’s poetic perspectives


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Children from eleven PGCE partnership schools participated in a poetry writing competition. In writing a poem entitled An English Lesson they have provided an insight into what they experience in the English classroom. The poems, published in-house as an anthology, have been analysed using the key concepts of the National Curriculum for English (QCA, 2007) – competence; creativity; cultural understanding; and critical understanding. This article accompanies some of the children’s poems.