Children’s Poems

We have added poetry to our weekly assembly programme.  KS1 poetry assemblies will be led by Mrs. McGorian and KS2 poetry assemblies will be led by Mr. Kynaston.

We are encouraging the children to write for pleasure – and pen their own poems.  These poems will be read during poetry assemblies and published on this page of our website.

Black Lives Matter by Casey from 4PK (for George Floyd)

Majority not minority 
Everyone can do something to help another person 
They are unsung heroes, written out of history 
They are people

We are equal in every way but authority treat them as if they are second or even third class. 
I feel outraged, angry that the world is led by people who think 
That only their type matter 
I feel upset that Black people don’t feel safe 
And confused that the people who should be there to help, the police, would do this 

What can I do?
I can treat everyone the same, with love and respect 
I can celebrate Eid with my neighbours and take them Easter eggs 
I can be friendly and love people 
I can smile and say hello to all I meet 

Black lives matter.

Seeing Faces by Casey from 4PK (inspired by a class Zoom call)

Seeing faces
Hearing voices
They’re such simple things

Before they were our always
Now they’re necessities, a luxury

Keeping us sane and in the same brain, us thinking as before
Talking to virtual faces is the closest we can be to a friend

Lock down has made us learn from home

Missing school
Missing friends
Missing teachers
Missing football
Missing cricket
Missing conversations
Missing tag

What we have got is better than nothing

So, we should carry on
Seeing faces
Hearing voices
And other sociable things

Mardi Gras by Sanna from 4PK

Smiles which are beaming 
People who are screaming 
Costumes which are bright 
Fireworks colourful in the night 
Music pounding as you walk through the streets 
Dancing to the musical beats

Take Over by Casey from 4PK

A little thing sparks fear
And it grows like bamboo
You tried to cut it down
But it just grew and grew
You need to take care of fear
Or it could take care of you

 I am frightened of the dark
A lack of photons true
But I think that something in it
It’s scarier than you
It makes my heart go racing
Like I’m with tigers at the zoo

 I am frightened of being lonely
Of losing lovely you
Of having no toy to cuddle
When I am feeling blue
I’m scared that you’ll be taken
I’d miss you through and through

 When I’m scared I start to feel
Hot, cold
Fizzy, dizzy
My heart it races
I start to sweat
A scream comes to my voice

But now I can’t help wondering
Is fear all about choice?

I’m Scared of Nightmares by Eve from 4PK 

Every night I go to bed, 
Something scary comes into my head. 
Scary things they keep me awake. 
Not even one night I cant get to sleep. 
Things on Netflix are really scary. 
Just like Goosebumps, Night of the Living Dummy 
And the one with Bloody Mary. 
Loads of things find spots in my head. 
Consuming my brain when I’m in bed. 
But my little tactic to get to sleep is to read a story. 
Always works. 
No more nightmares.

Face to Face By Sofia from 4PK 

I met a Griffin at Buckingham Palace 
The year when I was nine.
I have sat up high in a Faraway Tree with Moon Face 
– and ate bags of toffee.
I sat on top of a van with The Midnight Gang 
– and floated up high with a bunch of balloons.
I met an evil parrot – I am so glad he flew away.
I rode on the back of a Christmasaurus.
I have learned how not to be afraid of the dark – a great lesson to learn.
I made friends with a pig with a curly tail.
I set sail to the North Pole where I met a fluffy polar bear.
And all this when I was nine….and more to come !

Lockdown Acrostic by Sadie from 4PK

Lots of time to stay indoors.
Oh well – plenty of time to watch TV.
Counting the days until we’re going back to school.
Keeping the NHS safe.
Doing the Malvern decathlon.
Opening the shops soon.
Will we ever get back to normal ?
Need to get out of the house!

Words by Casey from 4PK

The poem grew out of a moment of pure frustration when trying to write 7 as a word.  Instead of writing a letter ‘s’ at the start of the word, I wrote ‘7even’.  I find it almost impossible to get things out of my head onto paper. Dyslexia is both a super power and a frustrating nightmare. I decided to vent my frustration by writing a poem about words.  The first draft was a squiggle of messes on the paper.  Then my mum and I deciphered it and I typed it up – remembering the typing lessons I have been having with Mrs Lynch, I am proud of my poem, but I wish I had a USB stick to pull my ideas out of my head.

We don’t follow the rules
Nor the herd
We’re absurd
Our vision of writing is blurred
We’re absurd
We don’t do matches or know which way
To open the hatches
We’re absurd
And we like it

Say Something Nice by Hannah from 4PK

Say something nice to someone if they’re looking dull. 
It doesn’t matter if they’re older than you or smaller. 
Say something nice because it could make someone’s day.
Say or do something nice – it can help you refresh yourself. 
Do something nice – it could just be opening a door. 
Do something nice to someone else because it can make them smile 
   and make them feel good about themselves. 
Say something nice or do something nice. 
Our world could just be better if people do or say something nice 
……at least once in a while.

Face to Face by Poppy from 4PK

I met a dragon face to face
The year when I was nine.
I took a trip to Antarctica
And I met a sunken ship.
I set sail to America
And I opened magic doors.
I went to look for dinosaurs
And I slayed a griffin.
I found a fairy in the deepest, darkest jungle
And I swam with sharks.
That’s what I did….
The year when I was nine.

Face to Face by Sanna from 4PK

I met a dragon face to face
The year when I was nine.
I read a book called ‘Demon Dentist’ –
It gave me shivers down my spine.
The lady dentist hatched a plan to take the children’s teeth –
She was not the type of person I would like to meet.
After reading all about her, I made sure my teeth were clean –
Because the Demon Dentist was very, very mean.

Face to Face by Amelia H. from 4PK

I met a dragon face to face
The year when I was eight.
He was a Hungarian Horntail
And he set me a quest.
I had to find a golden egg
My oh my – such a hard test.
Guarding the egg was a fierce ladybird –
Using my wand I shouted, ‘Be gone for I am not scared !’
I zapped the poor ladybird
Right out of the sky –
Then jumped on my broom
And I did fly.

Face to Face by Hannah from 4PK

I met a girl dragon face to face 
The year when I was was nine, 
I met a dancing prancing unicorn, 
I saw a herd of horses racing for freedom, 
I dreamed of being a professional dancer, 
I cuddled a cute little baby puppy, 
I imagined that I was a pop star, 
I heard a flock of robins singing in the sunrise, 
I had a some baby fox cubs sitting on my lap, 
I opened slime and squishes that giggled in my hand, 
I did this all in a book I read 
When I was nine years old.

‘Haunted Hallway’ by Amelia H

When the bell goes,
My Nerves start to shake
Because the hallway is…..haunted !

Then I race down the hallway
And shiver in mighty fear.
And then I can’t feel my body.
For a second I feel dizzy…..haunted !

And when I wake up I am just at home.
So I feel it was a dream,
So I feel it was a dream.
Then I get up for school
And can’t feel my body…..haunted !

‘Spring’ by Mimi

The rustling of the leaves.
The sound in the trees.
Kids play nicely as the sun rises brightly.
When flowers get picked, I laugh a bit . . . . .
Because spring is the time to be happy.

‘Hillsborough’ by Libbie (and her dad)

The semi-final ’89 – the amount of fans had to decline.
When the people were getting in – the crushing started to begin.
People began to crawl through the pen – children, ladies, elderly men.
John Barnes was there as well – it was like a living hell.
Ninety-six people died – friends and relatives mortified.

‘Christmas’ by Mimi and Jessica 

Candy canes, different lanes,
A Christmas tree and a happy me.
Summer time go away !
It’s Christmas time !  Hooray !

‘Friends’ by Mimi and Jessica

Some are spicy, some are sweet,
Some are nice, some are mean,
Some tie your laces in random places.
Some are the best and some are the worst.
But everyone is a friend !

‘The Boy from France’ by Kacie P

There was once a boy from France
Who found some baked beans by chance.
He ate them so quickly,
That soon he felt sickly,
And blew a great hole in his pants.

‘Rex’ by Matilda T

I love my dog because of his eyes,
I love my dog because he was a surprise.
He gets excited for walks in the park,
But he doesn’t like walks in the dark.
He sometimes nibbles at my feet,
And he loves to eat my sweets.
But overall I’ve got to say,
I love my dog in every way.

‘Teachers Are…’ by Grace G. & Claudia

Teachers are very polite – even though they give you a fright.
When they shout they make you jump – and make your heart go thump, thump, thump !
They’re very tall and scary – and also very hairy.
They are also very great – even though they’re not my mate.
Teachers are very crazy – even though they’re very lazy.
All those things we’ve just said – we hope they don’t make you go mad in the head.

‘The Vine’ by Neve 

I found a vine.
The vine was very thick.
As I climb up the vine I hear a clock tick.
But I had lost a clock.
So I kept climbing the vine.
When I got to the top, the ticking was louder.
Could it be my favourite clock ?
There was a rooftop so I climbed onto it.
There was a little room I went in.
It was empty but there was one thing – my favourite clock.
It was !  I couldn’t believe it.

‘The Bin’ by Chloe D

I heard a din coming from the bin,
So I walked over and looked in.
I worried what could be in there,
Was it a rabbit or was it a hare ?
Well fancy that – it was a cat in a hat.
I thought I’d go back in my house
And to my surprise, I saw a mouse.
I turned around to walk away,
There was no way I was going to stay.
I ran back to look in the bin.
I grabbed the cat and took him in.

‘My Little Sister Elsie’ by Masie T

My little sister Elsie is so cute and funny.
My little sister Elsie is a little devil.
My little sister Elsie is loves ‘Frozen’ and ‘Horrid Henry’.
I love my little sister, Elsie.

‘My Brother’ by Emily W

If I had a brother he would be an….
….Attention hoarder
….Love seeker
….Toy stealer
….Girl smacker
….Hair puller
That would be my brother.

‘School or Staying With Me Mum !’ by Ruby O

I’m not feeling that well,
I don’t wanna go to school.
I’d rather watch the TV
Or go to Max’s pool.

‘That’s okay,’ said mum,
‘You can spend the day with me.’
‘Sorry,’ I say to mum,
‘I really need a wee !’

I spend for ages in the bathroom,
Thinking of an excuse.
When mum shouts up,
‘Do you want some juice ?’

I have to say, ‘Yes,’
Cos I love it loads
And she can’t say, ‘No,’
Cos of my cute nose.

‘It’s alright actually mum –
I feel a bit better !’
And of course,
I wasn’t really under the weather.

‘My Little Sister Lottie’ by Lily P

My little sister Lottie loves food.
My little sister Lottie is always in a good mood.
My little sister Lottie loves Teletubbies.
My little sister Lottie loves CBeebies.
My little sister Lottie loves to be silly.

‘Penguin’ by Mimi 

Once I met a penguin called Ben and he looked a bit like a hen.
I asked, ‘Do you want to play in the snow ?’ and he said, ‘No !’
Then I asked him, ‘Do you want to go on land ?’ but he said, ‘There’s too much sand.’

‘The Great Getaway’ by Claudia 

The swishing of the waves and the dripping in the caves,
The colourful tents and the smell in the gents,
The campfires light as the sheep say, ‘Goodnight !’
The rain in the morning and the sound of folks snoring,
The place I love to stay – a great Welsh holiday.

‘For My Bother, Callum’ by Heidy 

I wanted a baby brother – so I went to ask my mother.
It was not lies – my mum and dad gave me a surprise.
He did arrive quite late – but now he has grown into my best mate.
We share love like no other – so I’m happy I got my baby brother.

‘Lizzie’ by Lola

A little girl came to my door – her name was Lizzie.
She wobbled and wobbled and wobbled some more – and said, ‘I’m quite dizzy.’
I said, ‘Come in and have a seat.’ – and offered her something to eat.
I gave her some plaice and she felt much better – then left with a smile on her face.