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The spider whistled “Woof woof!”

The octopus screamed “Hee haw!”

The poison dart frog screeched loudly.

The pig roared.

The tiger bellowed “Quack, quack.”

The dog mooed.

The crab whispered, “Hisssssssss.”

The gorilla shouted, “Oink, oink!”

The great white shark meowed.

The python said “Cock a doodle doo!”

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Poetry success!

The prep school competed in the annual poetry competition this year and all three Year 3 classes performed their poems beautifully, with Chestnut class winning the whole competition with their very funny performance of ‘There’s something in my welly.’ The other two classes were also great, with Beech performing ‘No word of a lie’ with great expression and Sycamore performing ‘I can’t’ with a lot of creativity. Have a look at all the poems below and perhaps leave a comment. 

Chestnut – There’s something in my welly from Mr Cluett on Vimeo.

Sycamore – I can't from Mr Cluett on Vimeo.

Beech – No word of a lie from Mr Cluett on Vimeo.

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The Winter Rain

In Geography this week children had the option of writing a poem to show their knowledge of the water cycle.

Below is Jessica’s poem. Please comment after reading.

The Winter Rain

Rain rain,
Tipping down,
No no,
Let’s go!

Oh no,
The world is tipping,
Upside down,
Here we go.

Rain Rain,
I don’t know,
It is going,
To flow.

Down the stream,
Very slow,
Beautiful view,
A way to go.

Snow and rain,
Falling above,
On the way back,
To the ocean my love.

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Performance Poetry Competition

All the forms in Year 3 took part in the whole school poetry performance competition this week. Each class performed their poem with great effort and energy; all the children should be very proud! Have a look at their performances below and perhaps leave a comment…

3C The biggest burp ever! from Mr Cluett on Vimeo.

3B The Day I Fell Down the Toilet from Mr Cluett on Vimeo.

3S Big John from Mr Cluett on Vimeo.

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Nonsense Poetry

Year 3 have been looking at nonsense poems today, including ‘The Jabberwocky’ by Lewis Carroll.

We had a go at changing the passage below into nonsense verse before writing our own. We used techniques like changing letters, choosing ‘sounds like’ words and just making them up altogether.


Sitting, bored in registration,
I stared out of the classroom window,
Watching children walking into school,
Ready to start the day.

Mr Peters sat at his desk,
He ticked our names off one by one,
He called each name,
Then we stood quickly and went to class.

Our version:

Pilling, bored in namstration,
I star-gazed out of the dangleroom wibow,
Quatching childrian plobbing into hool,
Ready to bregin the day.

Mr Chumble-wumba dat at his kesk,
He picked our noses off one by one,
He called each dranglesome nabe,
Then we stad killy and wek to class.

What did you think?
Could you write a nonsense poem?

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Willie’s Wart and Precocious Piggy

Today was the hotly competitive and highly anticipated annual whole school performance poetry competition and Year 3 were on top form. Chestnut class performed “Willie’s wart” and their effort was phenomenal. Everyone enjoyed it thoroughly and Chestnut was awarded 1st place in their category (year 3, 4 & 5)! Sycamore class sensationally performed “Precocious Piggy” with great energy and quality acting throughout, it was a real crowd favourite.

Have watch of Chestnut’s winning performance and leave a comment to say what you think…

Willie’s Wart – Chestnut’s Winning Poetry Performance 2014 from Mr Cluett on Vimeo.

…and view the Sycamore entry here.

Sycamore Performance Poetry- Precocious Piggy from Mr Boynes on Vimeo.

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