Zoom Poetry Club!

Poetry for Children ~ at home

 

Before half term, we started looking back at poems we had enjoyed when Zoom Poetry Club began. This was (to be honest) because I had had a very busy week – how does that happen in lockdown?

Over half term, my grand-daughter Abbie told me she was missing Poetry Club (as I was) and that she was liking it so much because

the stories in the poems were getting better …

It took me a little while to realise that she meant she understood the poems better because we had already visited them in previous weeks. Familiarity is so important with poetry. So here we go again, reviewing another couple of weeks: have fun!

Monday’s poems

Wednesday’s poems

(Mostly) imaginary animals

 

Wolf by Billy Collins, from Orange, Silver, Sausage edited by James Carter & Graham Denton, published by Walker Books.

The Tale of Custard the Dragon by Ogden Nash from Shout, Whisper & Sing, 101 Poems to Read Aloud, complied by Beverley Matthias, published by The Bodley Head

On the Ning Nang Nong by Spike Milligan from I Like this Poem: A Classic Anthology to Treasure, edited by Kaye Webb, published by Puffin.

House and Home

Daddy fell into the Pond by Alfred Noyes from I Like this Poem: A Classic Anthology to Treasure, edited by Kaye Webb, published by Puffin

My Half by Florence Parry by Heide and Roxanne Heide Pierce from Haven’t You Grown, poems about families selected by Belinda Hollyer, published by Kingfisher

Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf  by Roald Dahl

House and Home

 

Some One was There by Walter de la Mare

Dear Mum by Brian Patten from Haven’t You Grown, poems about families selected by Belinda Hollyer, published by Kingfisher

I Remember, I Remember by Thomas Hood from Best-Loved Poems edited by Neil Philip, published by Little, Brown

Transport

From a Railway Carriage by Robert Louis Stevenson from I Like this Poem: A Classic Anthology to Treasure, edited by Kaye Webb, published by Puffin

The Nee Naw Mummy by Justin Coe from The Magic of Mums by Justin Coe, published by Otter-Barry Books

Sea Fever by John Masefield from I Like this Poem: A Classic Anthology to Treasure, edited by Kaye Webb, published by Puffin

Friday Favourites

Wolf by Billy Collins from Orange, Silver, Sausage edited by James Carter abd Graham Denton, published by Walker Books.

Daddy fell into the Pond by Alfred Noyes from I Like this Poem: A Classic Anthology to Treasure, edited by Kaye Webb, published by Puffin.

From a Railway Carriage by Robert Louis Stevenson from I Like this Poem: A Classic Anthology to Treasure, edited by Kaye Webb, published by Puffin.

Sea Fever by John Masefield from I Like this Poem: A Classic Anthology to Treasure, edited by Kaye Webb, published by Puffin.

Carrying the Baby by Michael Rosen from Mustard, Custard, Grumble Belly and Gravy published by Bloomsbury. 

 

Here’s Abbie reading to us at Zoom Poetry Club!

Find the activities for Monday’s poems by clicking on the picture.

Find the activities for Wednesday’s poems by clicking on the picture.

2 Comments

  1. Abbie Steward

    Poetry club today was brilliant, one of the favourites was definitely ‘I’m carrying the baby’ by Michael Rosen, which I read to everyone. It is one of my favorites too, partly because of the humour of it. Another was ‘Sea Fever’ by John Masefield which I personally like because I can relate to it. I love the sea as well and can’t wait to get back out to the waves!

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    • Anna Dreda

      Thanks Abbie – your reading was excellent, I’m not surprised everyone enjoyed to so much! I love Sea Fever too! Lots of love, Gr’Anna xxx

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