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Year 3 Poets

In Year 3 over the last couple of weeks, we have been reading lots of poems from one of my all-time favourite children’s poetry collections, Michael Rosen’s A-ZMy Dad’s Book by David Harmer was one of those we were really inspired by.  We used it as a frame for our own poems.  I hope you’ll agree that they’re fantastic! (And look how carefully we are trying with our handwriting!)

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By Felicity and Niko

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By Sasha L and Charlie

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By Mary and Max

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By Jason and India

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By Dasha and Baran

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By Jasmine, Sophie and German

What has been your favourite poem we’ve read so far?  Why?
What do you most enjoy about reading and writing poetry?
Why not bring in a poem from home next week and read it to the class?

Over in the Jungle, a rainforest counting rhyme

This week, the children have been writing a rainforest counting rhyme, based on the book, Over in the Jungle by Marianne Berkes which is also available as a beautiful interactive app.  First we had to find words which rhyme with the numbers one to ten and also to find powerful verbs which would either rhyme or be alliterative.  The children all agreed that line 2 of the poem was the hardest to write.  Why do you think that might be?  Here is their work. (Top tip: clicking on the pictures will make them easier to read!)

Dasha, Sasha L, David, Solaeman, German and Masha worked as a group to write the rhyme for the number one.

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German
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Dasha
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Solaeman
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Masha
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David
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Jeannie, Baran and Mary wrote rhymes for the number 2.

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Baran
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Mary
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Jasmine and Olympia worked together to write the rhyme for number 3, though Olympia was absent when we copied out our neat versions.

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Felicity and Jack also wrote a rhyme together for the number 3

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Felicity
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Sasha B and India wrote a rhyme for the number 4 but India was absent when we wrote up our neat copies.

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Max and Jason wrote and illustrated the number 5.

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Jason
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Laura did the number six.
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Uzala and Charlie wrote the number seven rhyme….

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Charlie
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and also the number 8.
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Sophie, Jake, Laura and Arian worked in pairs to write the number nine.

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Jake
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Laura
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Arian
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And Jake and Sophie together wrote the rhyme for the number ten.
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Next week, we hope to perform these rhymes to some of the younger children in the school.

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Peace Day Poems

The children have written some beautiful acrostic poems about peace which I thought deserved to be shared with the world!

By Baran

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By Uzala

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By Max

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By Felicity

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By Sasha B

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By Olympia

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By India

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By Summer

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By Jasmine

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