Zoom Sessions: BRIAN MOSES
New for 2023
A session based around my new book
'Selfies With Komodos'
If you are beginning a poetry unit, this could be a way in. A free copy of the book will be sent in advance and children can prepare questions they'd like to ask about poems in the book and about how I write the poems. They will also receive advice on how to write their own poetry, and writing ideas based on poems in the book.
I run sessions with classes, year groups, or whole key stages.
If you would like to book me, these are some of the sessions I will be offering:
General session: Reading & performing my poetry, some with percussion. This could be sessions for KS1 or KS2. Children could watch either on a large screen in the hall or separately on classroom screens.
Class sessions: Poems can be requested. Then questions & answers followed by a writing idea to engage your class after the session is over.
What Are We Fighting For? A session based around the book of poems about war that I co-wrote. Perhaps useful for anyone studying WW1 or WW11.
1066 & Before That: Based around the book of history poems. Poetry and writing ideas for Stone Age, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Vikings, 1066.
Spaced Out: A session to accompany your space topic. Poetry and writing ideas on various aspects of space including planets, aliens, space travel.
Spooky! A session of spooky stuff, based on ‘Spooky Poems.'
Dreamer Ideas based around my environmental picture book. (See what one school did with the book here: http://brian-moses.blogspot.com/2019/06/the-dreamer-exhibition-lunts-heath.html
Able Writers/Reluctant writers: Offering challenging ideas for able writers or more structured ideas for reluctant writers.
Also, if you’d like me to base a session around something else, then let me know.
I charge £125 for a 45 minute session.
Links to ideas on my blog & follow up ideas are emailed to your school after each session.
There will also be an opportunity for children to buy books via the post. No postage charges for your school Plus free books for your library.
Do email me if you are interested or need further information. firstname.lastname@example.org
What better way to kick start Poetry Week than with a special performance by the brilliant
Thank you for sharing your poems with us!
#sjsbclass10 had a brilliant poetry session this morning with Brian Moses. The children were so excited by the poems and stories shared that they headed straight into our library to hunt for your books
Year 5/6 have been looking at WW2 poetry written by
@moses_brian Today, we spoke with Brian virtually. He read some of his poems and answered our questions. He has inspired us to write our own poetry and we can’t wait to share more! Thank you Brian
Thanks for such a fantastic day yesterday - we all loved it!
Brian Moses is also available for the following activities in schools:
Rhyme, Rhythm & Rap: The Poetry and Percussion Show:
These are presentations to the whole school, or to infants and juniors separately, in an attempt to show that poetry isn’t something that just sits on the page. Rather, it can be brought to life using a variety of voices, movements and percussion instruments. Sessions usually last for one hour.
Workshops last an hour (half an hour at KS1) and involve single classes, a year group, or a class size group of able writers in writing their own poems. Follow-up sheets are available. The Work of a Writer: Talks to pupils about what a writer does, how a book is produced (with examples), plus questions and answers.
Family Writing Evenings:
These sessions last for about an hour and a half. Parents and children are invited to listen to poems, to learn a little bit about how poetry is taught today, and to have a go at writing themselves. Emphasis is placed on treating children as young writers and on refuting the notion that all poetry has to rhyme. Above all, these should be fun evenings with families sharing a memory and then expressing their thoughts and feelings in words.
Writers’ Trails:Developing a trail around school grounds so that children may be taken out to points along the trail and write on location. Alternatively trails can be set up around castles and other ancient monuments. (Brian has set up a permanent trail around Castle Cornet on Guernsey and trails along Southend and Hastings seafronts.)
Ideas for imaginative writing, making the strategy ‘fun’ for pupils and teachers, performance poetry, location writing.
Able Writers’ Days
(In conjunction with Authors Abroad) taking six of your ablest writers and joining together with able writers from five other schools to stretch these children’s imaginations with a day of challenging writing activities.
(Full details of this scheme available on request.)
(In 2007, Brian was invited by Prince Charles to talk about able writers at his summer school for teachers at Cambridge University.)
Brian makes regular visits to international schools in Europe and has visited schools in Rome, Milan, Luxembourg, Munich, Frankfurt, Geneva, Zurich, Reykjavik, Madrid, Cordoba, Paris, Brussels & Dublin.