A Stitch In Time

Ping! King Alfred opened the oven door
To reveal nine perfect cakes.
Oh, what a difference to history
A kitchen timer makes.

About the Poem

Poor King Alfred. Nobody really knows whether he burnt any cakes or whether the story is apocryphal - another lovely long word to look up while you've got the dictionary out.

Category

Famous People

Style

Short rhyming poem

Length

4 lines

Key Stage

Pre-school, KS1, KS2

Author

Patrick Winstanley

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