Autumn verse

The children experimented with writing verses with a similar rhythm and rhyming pattern to the poem we looked at yesterday.  The idea today was just to have fun and try out some rhymes. We’ll have a go at writing longer poems tomorrow.

School is starting
What a bummer!
Autumn’s coming
Bye bye summer!
Harry

Back to school
Acorns, conkers
Rust red leaves
Let’s go bonkers!
Tom

Autumn’s here
What a cheer
Pumpkin spiced lattes are back
But I hope there aren’t mice in my flat!
Kenza

Summer’s ending
Back to school
Lots of friends
Very cool!
Alamine

Dog’s barking
Conkers falling
Autumn’s here
How appalling!
Oscar

Summer is ending
Leaves are falling
Dogs are barking
Autumn is calling.
Reuben

Back to school
Then hibernation
Autumn’s here
An abomination.
Lynden

Autumn’s coming
Swallows fly
Down to Italy
Swooping through the sky.
Annie

Halloween
Trick or treat!
Scary costumes
Lots of sweets
Juliette

Shorter days
Brighter lights
Buying presents
What a delight!
Hetty

Autumn is colourful
Red, brown and green
Prickly conkers
Under the tree.
Thanh

Summer is over
Autumn is coming
Leaves are falling
Acorns are cracking.
Kingsley

Back to school
Autumn breeze
Grey skies
Golden trees.
Nate

Dusting the planet Mars

The children started planning their own stories today.  The idea was to use The Baboon on the Moon (whose job is to light up the moon each evening) as inspiration, but to change planet, character and job.  Here’s a selection of the children’s great ideas for the job that their character will be doing in the stories they write starting with Thanh’s character’s endless task of sweeping up all the red dust on Mars!  Do ask your children about their story ideas if you get the chance this evening.

Dusting on Mars – Thanh

Reporting alien activity – Lynden

Photographing Jupiter’s giant red spot – Niccolo

Recording the violent storms on Neptune – Juliette

Making Venus safe from asteroids – Kenza

Directing the orbits of the planets – Harry

Bus driver on Saturn – Tom

Mountaineer climbing the massive volcanoes on Mars – Reuben

Researcher collecting samples of rocks and minerals on Uranus – Azeeza

A dragon keeping the storms raging on Jupiter – Abdi

Searching for dinosaurs on Saturn – Jake

Making sure Mars spins in the correct direction – Annie

Polishing the rings of Saturn – Sam

Ice racing on Saturn’s rings – Rufus