PORTSMOUTH…A CITY OF YOUNG READERS

Many thanks to Portsmouth Schools Library Service for inviting me down this week. I was delighted to spend time with the quick-thinking children and dedicated teachers at Penhale and Court Lane infant schools. And it warms an author’s heart to visit a city which puts energy all year round into getting children excited about books.

Here are some poems that the children came up with…



MY PRECIOUS THINGS

My dark white bunny-teddy.
I will always keep him safe.

My beautiful family.
I will always keep them safe.

My fantastic friends.
I will always keep them safe.

My fluffy hamster, Harry.
I will always keep him safe.

My secret diary.
I will always keep it safe.

My special gold necklace from my nan.
I will always keep it safe.


by Year 2 children at Penhale Infant School, working with Sean Taylor.



THE LION, THE TIGER AND THE GIRAFFE


An angry lion!
An angry lion!
She’s horrible.
She’s got a fluffy mane.

She’s hunting for food.
She’s thirsty.
An angry lion is the angriest thing in the world!

 

A naughty tiger!
A naughty tiger!
He’s rude.
He’s mean.

He’s growling.
He’s selfish.
A naughty tiger is the naughtiest thing in the world!

 

A happy giraffe.
A happy giraffe.
He’s grinning.
He’s laughing.

He’s funny.
He’s ticklish.
A happy giraffe is the happiest thing in the world!

by Year 1 children at Penhale Infant School, working with Sean Taylor.

 

 

 

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