Today we spent time making individual booklets. Simple booklets, with drawings of sea creatures and just a few words to describe them in different ways. For example, a picture of a jellyfish with the words, ‘Jellyfish, wobbling about in the sea’, or Seahorse (a picture of a real horse with the word ‘Sea’ inside it and underneath, ‘Seahorse, racing around in the sea’. Thanks to the wonderful Spike Milligan for the idea
We’re also up to our eyes in boxes, some completed, some half made, some just started. There are still shells, pebbles, crab claws, photos, sand and all other manner of interesting objects all over the class (and that smell!!) – but we’ll get there thanks to Gilly’s expertise and guidance.
Think about me tomorrow, I have to run poems and extracts of poems off ready for inclusion in the boxes. Please everybody – be good – really good! so that we can get this work completed.
Meantime, as promised, here are more poems based on Matthew Arnold’s ‘Dover Beach’ (but ours is Headland Beach – obviously!) 😀
Dreams of Norway
(after Matthew Arnold)
The waves are calm this afternoon.
The sky is blue,
with huge white clouds
and a bright, full, yellow sun.
From the top of the Headland lighthouse,
I can see the brown land of Norway,
with its clever people.
I can hear people playing on the beach.
The waves have brought their dreams ashore.
Far Off Land
It was seven o’clock in the morning
waves were crashing against the grey rocks.
The sky was blue
and I could see a faint glimmer of land.
The sand beneath my feet
was soft as cotton wool.
The far off land seems threatening
I don’t know why.