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Poem for class to learn

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by lost_in_translation, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. Every year we have a school poetry festival where the children learn and recite poetry. As I teach in an FSU my class is allowed to perform as a group. So I need a poem for them to learn and recite together.
    For the last 2 years we have done 'All the leaves are falling down' and 'I think mice are nice' and both were great - but I am truly stuck this year. Any suggestions?
    Our topic is castles / knights / dragons etc so links there would be good but not strictly necessary!
    Please help!
  2. cariad2

    cariad2 New commenter

    How about this one. It's quite long, but has a good rhythm and there's plenty of scope for adding actions.

    Look very lightly
    look that way -
    I saw a dragon there

    His ears were open,
    his eyes were shut,
    his scales were as hard
    as a coconut.

    His body was thick,
    his tail was strong,
    it stretched round the railings
    ten feet long...

    His snores were thunderous,
    Dark and deep.
    He breathed like an engine
    in his sleep.

    Look through your lashes
    faint and small..
    Can you see anyone
    there at all,

    Down by the railings,
    I saw a dragon there

    Jean Kenward

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