We had a fantastic day celebrating National Poetry Day in school on Thursday 4th October. Every class, from Nursery up to Year 2, took
part in a variety of activities including reading and sharing favourite poems as well as writing their own poems. Some classes logged into bbc.com/livelessons to take part in the UK’s biggest classroom event!
Each class wrote their own, or individual, poem – a selection of which you can read here...Riana, Safiya and Amelia had their poems entered in 'The Lost Words' poetry competition!
Over the tree tops
Whizzing through the skies
Looking for their prey with their big beady eyes (Written by the children in Owl Class)
Rabbits hide under the grass
Always eat carrots
Be quick, Peter Rabbit!
Better to hide in our safe burrow
It's warm and cosy inside
They make good pets! (Written by the children in Rabbit Class)
Blackbird sits in the tree listening to the people, when he hears a loud sound he
jumps and flies away!
Icelandic Gull flies very high in the sky, escaping noises below
Robin with his red chest in the snow watching the people building a snowman
Duck quacks loudly on the farm looking for her ducklings
Swan swims gracefully down the river her feet kicking fast under the water.
(Written by the children in Woodpecker Class)
Herons wait nicely for their mouth-watering food,
Elegantly hunt through the fresh water
Rapidly pick the shiny fish
Overjoyed with their scrumptious meal
Now the euphoric heron can whiz away home! (Written by Safiya)
Red breasted robin silently sits on a towering wall,
Overjoyed by the sight of the wiggly worms.
Beautifully soaring through the light blue sky,
In the night its such a sight when they fly through the air.
Now the ecstatic robin can flutter away home. (Written by Amelia)
Badgers digging deep in their holes looking for some food,
And Badgers are nocturnal and eat worms!
Digging through the rocks, running through the dark and sleeping in their setts,
Getting up in the night is not a big fright for a lovely little badger!
Eating worms, fruit and mice
Running over hills each and every night! (Written by Riana)
Handsome, thief, collector
Hopping through the woods
(by Kingfisher Class)
Curling into a ball
Here's what the children thought of National Poetry Day...
"Owls invited us to their class. We shared poems." (Emelie)
"I like writing poems!" (Hridaya)
"I enjoyed watching the live lesson because it was real life and we learnt about similes" (Taybah)
" I liked writing our poem because I liked thinking of interesting words." (Adam)
"I enjoyed reading the kitty cat poem." (Zach)