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  • 29th March 2020

In an attempt to maintain a sense of normality for our Story Room children, we are running all our sessions on Zoom. We know writing is good for them at this difficult time and we are determined to keep the passion for writing alive in them. It’s been a great week!

In our teens’ class yesterday we ran a session over Zoom on Nonsense Poetry. We wanted something light that would lift the children’s spirits but something that requires skill and thought. The session went exceptionally well with the children interacting with each other and with me in their normal quirky and funny way. It was the highlight of a difficult week.  We managed to play a word game together – no disasters – and the writing was really, really good.  We even had one child’s pet dog joining in… Here is a sample of the poems that were written for one of our nonsense poetry exercises. We hope they make you laugh like they did us and that you are in awe of the children’s talent as I am!

… and if you want to laugh with Spike Milligan as he reads on the Ning Nang Nong click here https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zvt76sg

Keep safe and well, Helena

Eleven

11 grains of rice, in a bowl,

11 men swallow a cake whole,

11 flies in a leg of ham,

11 fingers in a jar of jam,

11 teeth in the queen’s mouth,

11 birds flying south,

11 monkeys on a bed,

11 brain cells in your head,

11 faces on one pillow,

11 ants in a tree of willow,

11 chairs on the roof tiles,

11 women riding bikes for miles,

11duvet covers on one mattress,

11 dishes served by one waitress,

11 sticky notes on your eyes,

11 secret agents in disguise,

11 rabbits in one hole,

11 hairs on a mole,

11 people in one plane,

11 slugs on a train,

11 mothers telling you no,

11 vending machines in Tokyo.

By Eylul.

Nineteen
Nineteen.
Nineteen days.
Nineteen days since.
Nineteen days since it.
Nineteen days since it happened.
Nineteen days since it happened and.
Nineteen days since it happened and we.
Nineteen days since it happened and we knew.
Nineteen days since it happened and we knew nothing.
Nineteen days since it happened and we knew nothing and.
Nineteen days since it happened and we knew nothing and it.
Nineteen days since it happened and we knew nothing and it changed.
Nineteen days since it happened and we knew nothing and it changed everything.
Nineteen days since it happened and we knew nothing and it changed everything, not.
Nineteen days since it happened and we knew nothing and it changed everything, not just.
Nineteen days since it happened and we knew nothing and it changed everything, not just them.
Nineteen days since it happened and we knew nothing and it changed everything, not just them but.
Nineteen days since it happened and we knew nothing and it changed everything, not just them but us.
Nineteen days since it happened and we knew nothing and it changed everything, not just them but us also.

Mary-Ellen Dyson, aged 12

 

Twenty-Three

23 sprinkles on a cake,

23 cupcakes you can bake,

23 presents under a tree,

23 hours of being free.

23 hairstyles in one day, 

23 cookies on a tray, 

23 trips in one year, 

23 years of having no fear.

23 guests in the room,

23 people chatting on zoom,

23 outfits from the shop,

23 delicious lollipops.

23 sweets ready to eat,

23 ways to keep the beat,

23 flowers planted in the grass,

23 choices of the brass.

23 books to pleasurably read,

23 multicoloured beads,

23 pounds for an Iphone,

23 X that is your loan.

23 cars in a lane,

23 times I’ve had a candy cane,

OH I am going insane!!!

by Khan- Linh

 

300

300 farmers in a field,
300 soldiers ready to wield,
300 MPs all shouting “No!”,
300 hulks fighting to KO,
300 fish in the sea,
300 people being stung by a bee,
300 shoppers ready to pay,
300 horses munching on hay,
300 dolphins swimming,
300 Spartans killing.
by Alex

Bad Number

59 peas on a rod

59 trees in a pod

59 thumbs in a basket

59 crumbs in a casket

59 lambs in a hole

59 rings on a pole

59 sharks in a box

59 goats in socks

59 eyes in a bowl

59 shoes in a goal

59 dice in a shop

59 rice in a cot

59 mouths in a boat

59 toes in a coat

59 avocadoes in a draw

59 oranges in a door

59 horses in a school

59 leeches in a pool

by Mikael Englund

 

Bad number

13 bats in a fridge,

13 people on the bridge,

13 aliens down on Earth,

13 cats on the hearth,

13 thorns in your thumb,

13 fingers feeling numb,

13 monsters in a cave,

13 people by one grave,

13 days without fun,

13 children forced to run,

13 bells ringing in your ear,

13 kicks from a deer,

13 reasons why 13 is bad, 

13 makes me very mad.

by Vanshika