Chichester TRG – an update from Ruth Clark

The poetry focussed Teachers’ Reading Group at University of Chichester (#ChiTRG) started in October 2018.  All members completed the OU poetry survey and the results were interesting with some members unable to name more than one or two poets.  We recognised a need to increase our own subject knowledge in order to share poetry with children.  Using the questionnaires for KS1 and KS2 from the Research Rich Pedagogies website a few of the group are reviewing the practice of the children in their classrooms.  We were very fortunate to have poet Sophie Herxheimer join us for our April TRG and share practical strategies for using poetry in the classroom.