small poems

We have been reading some poems by Valerie Worth. She specialised in poem focused on an animal or inanimate object of some type. They are short, simple and descriptive. They do not rhyme and the line breaks can be odd.

After reading the poems and thinking about the different features and techniques the class wrote some of their own. We tried to make the poems put a picture in your mind, use simple language and short lines.

elephant

oak-tree

robin

a dog

village

robin

robin

fish

the westie

lion

gun

Dog

star

ziggy

piano

islay

The Biggies are Back

And they are a pretty decent bunch.

The class have settled in really well and are working hard with a great attitude.

We are going to continue with the idea that we do not need a strict set of rules as long as we are “Pretty Decent Kids”. We spent some time thinking about the sorts of things that a Pretty Decent Kid would be like. From explorative through silly to creative. We made some graphics to represent these ideas. Click on the thumbnails below to see in more detail.