MONDAY 6th July
This week we will be working up towards making and performing our own poem.
Today I'm going to read one of my favourite poems and I would like you to join in.
When I listen to a poem it puts pictures and feelings in my brain. Can you take these little pictures and put them on some paper. Can you draw the sound collector? Can you draw the purring cat?
Please upload your work so we can see it!
The Sound Collector
A stranger called this morning
Dressed all in black and grey
Put every sound into a bag
And carried them away
The whistling of the kettle
The turning of the lock
The purring of the kitten
The ticking of the clock
The popping of the toaster
The crunching of the flakes
When you spread the marmalade
The scraping noise it makes
The hissing of the frying pan
The ticking of the grill
The bubbling of the bathtub
As it starts to fill
The drumming of the raindrops
On the windowpane
When you do the washing-up
The gurgle of the drain
The crying of the baby
The squeaking of the chair
The swishing of the curtain
The creaking of the stair
A stranger called this morning
He didn't leave his name
Left us only silence
Life will never be the same
From All the Best – The Selected Poems of Roger McGough.
Tuesday 7th July 2020
Thanks so much for yesterdays art work. I hope you enjoyed the poem. We are going to do a similar thing today where I read my favourite poem... I won't spoil it, but can you draw a picture of everything on the pizza?
I ordered an 'everything' pizza
which probably was a mistake.
For it came with a bag full of doughnuts;
it came with a shovel and rake.
It came with a woman named, Ida.
It came with a man from Peru.
It came with a half jar of peanuts.
It came with somebody's left shoe.
It came with a clown from the circus.
It came with a butterfly net.
It came with a small piece of Kleenex
onced used by Marie Antoinette.
It came with an open umbrella.
It came with some old smelly socks.
It came with a picture of Lassie,
and two lovely grandfather clocks.
It came with a nice set of dishes.
It came with a stale loaf of bread.
It came with a sack of potatoes.
It came with a four-poster bed.
It came with a dining room table.
It came with a washer and dryer.
It came with a broken guitar string.
It came with a radial tire.
It came with a Golden Retriever.
It came with a basket of fruit.
It came with a bottle of mustard.
It came with a red rubber boot.
It came with a college professor.
It came with a hive full of bees.
And then - this is simply amazing -
They forgot to put on any cheese!
Wednesday 8th July
Well done everyone, we are now going to try to think of ideas for our own poem before we write it tomorrow:
Please watch the video whilst I show how I made a plan for an Everything Ice Cream..
Thursday 9th July
Today is writing day. You can use all your ideas from yesterday and create some amazing ideas with whatever words you choose.
Think of it like a drawing, you can make mistakes, you can rub out, you can cross out. Talk, shout, whisper and change your poem.
Here are some bits of the everything pizza I used to help me
So I ordered an everything....
For it came with
and it came with
I had a go at finding my own rhymes (Poems don't need to rhyme) but if you need some help please try Rhymezone!
Tomorrow I'd like to read out your favourite poems and we can vote on our favourite one. Please can you upload a link or the words below:
Friday 10th July
9AM - Sorry the blog was late. I forgot to press save last night! Ooops
Hello everyone. Thanks so much to SW and RM for sending their poem in. I know DK has been working and if anyone else sends a poem in to me I will read it out!)
Today I read the poems that we produced, then I've added a bonus treat of some funny poems at the end.
Finally, there are 10 lots of 10 minute podcasts by Micheal Rosen all about Poetry. Choose one and have a go!