National Poetry Day is the annual mass celebration on the first Thursday of October that encourages all to enjoy, discover and share poetry. This year, National Poetry Day took place on 7 October 2021, and the theme was Choice: Year 4 have been writing poems inspired by ‘My Lonely Garden’ by Nadim Shamma. Year 3 have been writing poems inspired by ‘It’s Raining Cats and Noodles’ by Jack Prelutsky. Year 2 wrote and performed a poem inspired by Michael Rosen. They’ve been working on expression! Year 6 explored poetry through the theme of choices. Their performance shows the choices the world is making about our environment. Poetry encourages love of language – and best of all, it’s open to absolutely everyone to join in, quietly or noisily in rewarding and enjoyable ways. The children had so much fun and were encouraged to keep exploring poetry through their own book choices.