A Sound Collector at School

Mrs Allen is so proud of the Year 1 children. This week they followed the pattern of the original poem by Roger McGough, to write their own class poem. They even managed to perform it with actions! WOW!

A teacher called this morning

Dressed all in black and grey

Put every sound into a bag

And carried it away.


The munching of the food

The clicking of the benches

The scraping of the plates

The rumbling of the tummies.


The banging of the dinner ladies feet

The complaining of Colby

The crunching of the crisps

The clicking of the knives and forks.


The scraping of the slide

The stomping of the boys

The skipping of the children

The shouting of the children.


The fizzling of the pan

The sizzling of the chips

The swirling of the spoon

The clinking of the forks.


The ringing of the phone

The beeping of the printer

The noise of all the grown ups

The squeaking of the door.


A teacher called this morning

He didn’t leave his name

Left us only silence

School will never be the same.


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