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Poetry for Children ~ at home

 

Welcome back! This week we are going back to the beginning and picking out some of our favourite poems of the last few weeks. I shall do this again next week, as I think we only come to love poems as our familiarity with them grows – obviously we have to chose which ones to become familiar with! All I’ve done here is to choose the ones the children enjoyed the most!

So – dive in!

MONDAY’S POEMS

WEDNESDAY’S POEMS

Moon

Hello, MOON! by Patricia Hubbell, from Orange, Silver, Sausage edited by James Carter & Graham Denton, published by Walker Books.

First Dog on the Moon by David Orme, from Orange, Silver, Sausage edited by James Carter & Graham Denton, published by Walker Books.

Mrs Moon by Roger McGough

Friendship

The Jumblies by Edward Lear from Shout, Whisper & Sing: 101 Poems to read aloud compiled by Beverley Mathias, published by The Bodley Head

Since Hanna Moved Away by Judith Viorst

David by Matt Goodfellow from Bright Bursts of Colour by Matt Goodfellow,  published by Bloomsbury

The Sea

The Sea by James Reeves from The Dragon Book of Verse, Oxford University Press

maggie and milly and molly and may by e.e.cummings, from The Dragon Book of Verse, Oxford University Press

The Shark by Alfred, Lord Douglas, from I Like this Poem: A Classic Anthology to Treasure, edited by Kaye Webb, Puffin

School

The Teacher’s Day in Bed by David Orme from The Works, chosen by Paul Cookson, published by Macmillan

Anxious Mum by Justin Coe from The Magic of Mums by Justin Coe published by Otter-Barry Books

The Painting Lesson by Trevor Harvey from Haven’t you grown! poems about families selected by Belinda Hollyer, published by Kingfisher.

Spring

The Brook by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, from A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year, published by Batsford

Fledgling from Bright Bursts of Colour – Poems by Matt Goodfellow, published by Bloomsbury

Spring Morning by A A Milne, from When we Were Very Young by A A Milne, published by Methuen.

Family

Billy is blowing his Trumpet by Anon from Haven’t you Grown! poems about families selected by Belinda Hollyer, published by Kingfisher

My Brother’s on the floor roaring by Michael Rosen from Haven’t you Grown! poems about families selected by Belinda Hollyer, published by Kingfisher

Newcomers by Michael Rosen from Haven’t you Grown! poems about families selected by Belinda Hollyer, published by Kingfisher

Links to the posts

Here are the links to our earlier posts on these themes, where you’ll find the poems and activities we did that week.

4 Comments

  1. Abbie

    My favorite poem from Monday was Mrs Moon

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    • Anna Dreda

      Yes! I love the lines about sitting in the moon with a

      “ball of fading light
      and silvery needles
      knitting the night”

      Reply
  2. Abbie

    My favorite poem from Wednesday was billy is blowing his trumpet and The painting lesson!😍😍

    Reply
    • Anna Dreda

      Thank you Abbie – the Billy poem is such good fun, isn’t it! And I loved it when we were all acting out the different parts – so noisily! Gr’Anna x

      Reply

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