How quickly the years do pass!!!! National Poetry Day again – a great opportunity to get your pupils thinking about poetry. I tried a couple really quick activities with my book groups this year. First of all using the poetry match up activity from the NPD website and then using raindrop and cloud/puddle templates, I asked the book groups to think of as many words as they could related to the theme of Water. On the raindrops they could write one word but on the clouds and puddles they had to think of three linked words, it took a while for some of the pupils to get into it and some only thought of one or two words but others were in their element asking for extra templates as they thought of more and more obscure links! (Sushi – was one!) The end result was our National Poetry Day Tsunami!