Benjamin Zephaniah Poetry


As part of our new topic, Black History Month, Year Six have been studying the poems of the world famous author Benjamin Zephaniah.

Brilliant, witty, funny – Benjamin’s poems could not be more different to the very serious, emotive poems from The Great War, which we were previously looking at. His poems, although based on serious topics, are full of humour and laughter, silliness and comedy: that’s why we like them so much!

Have you ever heard of a poem called Talking Turkeys? Neither had we until we watched this video. Take a look and see what you think about Benjamin and his poems:


After spending time, at the end of last week, studying and rehearsing one of Benjamin Zephaniah’s poems, currently we’re performing our poems for the rest of class. Keep checking back for pictures and videos!


What wonderful performances of some of Benjamin’s poems! Here we are during some of our performances:


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