Poetry Week

Friday 1st December | 2 comments

Year 3 children started the week in literacy by practising reading tongue twisters such as:

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
Did Peter Piper pick a peck of pickled peppers?
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?

She sells sea-shells on the sea-shore.
The shells she sells are sea-shells, I’m sure.
For if she sells sea-shells on the sea-shore
Then I’m sure she sells sea-shore shells.

Swan swam over the pond,
Swim swan swim!
Swan swam back again –
Well swum swan!

They then spent the rest of the time learning about AA Milne and looking at one of his poems, The King’s Breakfast. The classes studied the character’s personalities by reading and listening to recordings of the poem so that they could determine how they would add expression to their voices when reciting it themselves. Although not evident from the whole class recording, there were some very good examples of how the king, queen, dairymaid and cow might speak.


This week in science both classes have been exploring the topic of light and dark. We have conducted a number of experiments involving the following:

  • What we need to be able to see objects in the dark.
  • What materials can be easily seen in the darkness.
  • How shadows are formed.
  • How different properties of an object can affect a shadow.

The children have had lots of fun in our science lessons! We created our own tent in the classroom and formed our own shadows.

Wednesday was deadline day for handing in Learning Logs, and the challenge set the children was to create their own acrostic poem based on the theme of Autumn. To say that we were amazed by the results is an understatement. We have included a selection of the best work in the gallery below.

We would like to say a massive well done to Sophie, Joven, Tom & Florence for their special mentions this week! All children have a super attitude towards their work, which is lovely to see.

2 responses to “Poetry Week”

  1. Mr Cooke says:

    Well done Year 3. It looks like you had a busy week. Keep working hard!

  2. Sam (Charlie's Dad) says:

    Those tents look great fun. We’ve been practising tongue twisters at home this morning and remembering other ones.

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