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Poetry, Prose and Song Recital

Well done to pupils in Reception, Years 1 & 2 who all performed brilliantly at their Poetry, Prose and Song Recital. The children’s parents commented that they couldn’t believe that their five and six year old children were stood on the big stage in The Theatre, speaking so clearly and with such confidence!

Sam D from 2FB said ‘I think it went really well, everyone was speaking positively and some of the poems were really funny!’

Charlotte C 2FB wrote ‘It was amazing, I loved practising and the real thing. Some poems were really funny. I thought everyone spoke really loudly.

The pupils particularly enjoyed Mrs Franklin’s class poem, Saw My Teacher On a Saturday’, by Dave Crawley.


Saw My Teacher On a Saturday


I can’t believe it’s true!

I saw her buying groceries,

like normal people do!


She reached for bread and turned around,

and then she caught my eye

She gave a smile and said, “Hello.”

I thought that I would die!


“Oh, hi...hello, Miss Appleton,”

I mumbled like a fool.

I guess I thought that teacher types

spend all their time at school.


To make the situation worse,

my mom was at my side.

So many rows of jars and cans.

So little room to hide.


Oh please, I thought, don’t tell my mom

what I did yesterday!

I closed my eyes and held my breath

and hoped she’d go away.


Some people think it’s fine to let

our teachers walk about.

But when it comes to Saturdays,

they shouldn’t let them out!