We are Liquid Stars
This resource brings together poetry and science to explore the relationship between the human body and outer space. It focuses on the blood, and the idea that the chemicals in our body once came from stars. It includes discussion points and creative writing activities inspired by Celeste Herriotts' 'Blood', a winning poem from the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2020.
Key Stages 2 & 3
Topics: human body, blood and the circulatory system, Earth and space
Literary features: voice (first and second person), personification, imagery, dynamic verbs
National Poetry Day 2014 primary resource
R is for… Reading out loud. Experiment with reading poems out loud in fun and different ways to help children build confidence reading poetry out loud.
John Siddique introduces writing about physical memories using poems of his own and some by Ted Hughes. At a glance: the body, memory, dance, drama, Ted Hughes.