In this short video, Jonny Walker explores the history of limericks, the structure of a limerick, and then he sets you off writing your own!
It is part of the Writes of Passage project, designed to promote skillful and authentic writing for pleasure, for children in KS2 and KS3.
Jonny Walker shares a brief history of the Oxford English Dictionary, before introducing the terms ‘dialect’ and ‘idiolect’. Children produce a personal dictionary and they are guided to explore their own use of language.
Jonny Walker builds on Jo Castro’s session on magical realism, to talk about ‘the uncanny’. How can we explore ‘the uncanny’ through our creative writing, to create unease, blending the strange and the familiar.