National Poetry Day

Last week, it was National Poetry Day. In Pearl class, we learnt how to recite some fun and exciting poems that link to Autumn and the things that happen in Autumn. Can you remember any of the actions that go with each poem?

Chop, chop

Chop chop choppity chop
Cut off the bottom, and cut off the top
What we have left, we put in the pot
Chop chop choppity chop

A Little Old Lady

A little old lady with a tall pointy hat
Knocked on my door with a rat-a-tat-tat
I peered through the window to see who was there
And off on her broomstick she flew through the air

Five Little Pumpkins

Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate
The first one said ‘Ooh it’s getting late!’
The second one said ‘There are witches in the air!’
The third one said ‘Well I don’t care!’
The fourth one said ‘Let’s run, run, run!’
The fifth one said ‘Ooh, let’s have some fun!’
But whoosh went the wind and out went the light
And five little pumpkins tumbled out of sight

Which one is your favourite?

Superstar Writer of the Week

Our Superstar Writer of the Week couldn’t believe her ears when she heard that she had won this week for her fantastic poem about the senses!


You were able to use expanded noun phrases in your poem to add detail and use commas correctly to separate the adjectives. Your handwriting is improving day by day as well. Good girl! 🙂

Superstar Writer of the Week

Logan won our Superstar Writer of the Week award this week for all of his hard work and perseverance in Literacy this week.

At the beginning of the week, you were able to work in a group, to practise reciting a poem and then performed it at the end of the lesson. Your poem based on the sense of touch was full of brilliant expanded noun phrases and you tried really hard to sound out your words carefully. Well done Logan. 

Young Writers Awards


Back in October, we wrote lots of different types of poems about animals in Literacy, for a competition.

We are very proud to announce that some of our poems have been chosen to be published in an anthology for South and West Yorkshire.


Everyone has received a certificate for taking part and a bookmark.

Publication date is 28th February 2017 so the final book should be coming our way very soon. Miss Varley and Miss Morris are very proud of you all! Well done to everyone. Definitely some famous writers amongst us!

National Poetry Day 2016


This week, we celebrated National Poetry Day in class and we loved it.

Our favourite poem is called:

Jump or Jiggle by Evelyn Beyer

Frogs jump
Caterpillars hump

Worms wiggle
Bugs jiggle

Rabbits hop
Horses clop

Snakes slide
Sea gulls glide

Mice creep
Deer leap

Puppies bounce
Kittens pounce

Lions stalk
But–I walk!

We worked in groups to learn the poem and then recited back to each other in small groups.

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After that, Miss Varley told us about a very special competition that we could be a part of with Young Writers.

We have to submit a poem that we have written by ourselves about an animal and if we win, we will get published and be part of the Yorkshire and Humberside book.

We can’t wait to see if we are going to be famous!

We have started to write some riddles about animals, remembering to use expanded noun phrases (adjective, adjective noun) and similes (using like or as) to help us to describe the animals, real, wild or imaginary.

Let us know what you think about our riddles in the comment box below.

How you can help your child at home:

  • Read poems with your child.
  • Think of different words that rhyme.
  • Have a go at writing a riddle of your own at home.
  • Put actions of your own to the poem Jump or Jiggle.