It's been a struggle to wheedle any competition entries out of our youngest readers, but finally a poem has winged its way to us from Hong Kong. Perhaps it takes a few years of exposure to formulate strong enough views for or against school to want to write a poem about it!
An wonderful poem from Nicholas, who takes as his subject the arduous task of learning the alphabet. In the hands of such an assured young poet, we glide gracefully from A to Z. An amazingly accomplished poem for one so young. Well done, Nicholas!
At school I have to learn the alphabet, but I find it rather hard,
When I much prefer to be playing in the school-yard,
Perhaps if I tried to put the letters into a rhyme,
I might learn the alphabet in no time,
Let me see, first comes A, B, C, D,
As in Do, Re, Mi, Fa, So, La, Ti,
Then comes E, F, G, H,
I’d better hurry, I’m only on the first page!
After that there is I, J, K, L,
I thought I heard the lunch bell,
Then follows M, N, O and P,
I wonder when my teacher will have a cup of tea?
After this comes Q, R, S, T,
I wish I could climb that old oak tree!
Towards the end there is U, V and W,
Now there are only three more letters to get through!
Right at the end comes X, Y and Z,
All the letters dance around in my head!
Now that I have finally learnt them all,
I am heading outside to play some football!
Friendships forged at school can last a lesson or a lifetime, which is what makes Jasper's poem about his school friend both endearing and enchanting. A great poem, well done.
Eden always asks me questions at recess
I said "Let's play hand game".
And we play until recess is over.
It is … my school friend!!!
He is friendly, helpful and funny
Have a look at the school poems written by the other age groups