Talk about how everyone changes from being a child to being an adult and discuss how they have changed and things that are different in their lives.
Play games that help them to recall people, experiences, sounds, games and toys. What did they eat? How big were they?
Taking the poem on a journey
Introduce 'Childhood Tracks' accompanied by beautiful pictures of a different place.
Choose to use a series of signs that signal the start of the poem. Use an associated sound, eg a market place or cafe; the title of the poem on card; and a symbol or object.
Listen to the poet reading his poem.
Read out the poem, thinking carefully about the voices you use, what you are wearing and the objects cast around you.
Use Makaton signs or pictures, or symbolised words where relevant, to focus listening and enhance meaning.
Create a tableau as a backdrop for each verse, using real and made things to set the scene.