Ready, Steady, Write Day

Ready, Steady, Write
For ‘Ready, Steady, Write!’ this term, the children explored the folk song ‘Widecombe Fair’. They researched the traditions of Widecombe Fair, its location on Dartmoor and the activities that go on there at the exciting annual event. The children listened to the traditional song, looked at the rhythm, tempo and used instruments to sing along. Next, the children held their own ‘Broadhembury Fair’ where there was a cake stall, tombola, book stall, ring toss and a pet show.  In the afternoon, children wrote poems in the style of ‘Widecombe Fair’. They looked at the vocabulary and rhyming patterns in the poem and recreated their own poems using our experiences from ‘Broadhembury Fair’.