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As we have been reading a poem about Venice, Italy over the course of this week, we took it in turns to practice reading aloud to the class with expression and varying intonation. The poem is provided below for you to have a read through if you wish to be transported to the wonderful city of Venice:


Italy by Samuel Rogers

There is a glorious City in the Sea.
The Sea is in the broad, the narrow streets,
Ebbing and flowing; and the salt sea-weed
Clings to the marble of her palaces.
No track of men, no footsteps to and fro,
Lead to her gates. The path lies o’er the Sea,
Invisible; and from the land we went,
As to a floating City – steering in,
And gliding up her streets as in a dream,
So smoothly, silently – by many a dome,
Mosque-like, and many a stately portico,
The statues ranged along an azure sky…


To inspire our new topic of persuasive writing this half-term, we got into character and did a spot of acting. Year Three flexed their acting muscles by using powerful adjectives to describe the archeological site of Skara Brae.