A Class Poem- If I Had Wings

We started our week’s topic of poetry this morning with a reading of the poem ‘If I had wings’, by Pie Corbett. The children were very excited about the idea of being able to fly and chose to write their own version of the poem. The children asked me if I could share (with you) the class poem that they wrote in English this morning. They were (quite rightfully) very proud of the poem that they worked together to create:

If I Had Wings… 

If I had wings… 

I could soar through the sky and eat up high. (Annie-Rose) 

I would dance on the clouds and fly to Africa. (Lucas) 

If I had wings… 

I would fly up into space and have a picnic on the bright moon. (Alaya) 

I would soar up in the sky and swoop through white, puffy clouds. (Alaya) 

If I had wings… 

I would be a bird and fly to Disney Land and enjoy myself. (Rosa) 

I would fly in the sky; find some friends and I would go to Lego Land. (Oliver) 

If I had wings… 

I would glide and soar to the beautiful, blue sky. (Elodie) 

I could fly to Kenya and glide with a zebra. (Elizabeth) 

If I had wings… 

I would fly to Wales and see my family. (Phoebe) 

I would soar to my cousin’s house and swoop up to take a bite out of a fluffy cloud. (Sam) 

I wish I could fly. (George) 

By Year 2 28.9.20 

Poetry Writing at Manor Barn

The last two weeks, we have been studying and writing poems. With the weather being so lovely, we decided to take our poetry lesson in the Manor Barn Gardens last week. The children were excellently behaved, as always, and really enjoyed the change of scenery. They explored the gardens using their senses and collected ideas for their poems: nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs. The children wrote some beautiful poems about Manor Barn in the Spring. We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we enjoyed writing them!

Poetry Performance

This morning, we were looking at a range of poems and discussing the differences between poems and stories. The children particularly liked the Brian Moses poem: Aliens Stole My Underpants. They decided that they wanted to share it with you! We discussed how to (and how not to) read a poem and other ways to make it interesting for you at home. The children split into teams and had 20 minutes to work together to learn their section off by heart, add actions and expression. We hope you like the result!