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In Mindfulness Club, Year 5 and 6 have been decorating stones; painting poppies, flowers and owls on them. When they are varnished we will put them in our garden.

English - The poetry of Allan Ahlberg

In English this term we have been learning about the comic poetry of Allan Ahlberg.

We had a lot of fun on the field acting the poem "Dog In The Playground. After studying the poem Mrs K asked us to write our own version. 


Wolf in the playground,
It’s going to eat us all
Mrs McCabe there is a wolf
It’s popped the ball

It’s chasing Caleb
Mrs Calloway has come down
We need a grizzly bear
oh no it’s giving Mrs Calloway a frown

It’s charging Mrs Calloway
Quick shut the door
The wolf didn’t manage to get in
There’s never been a wolf in the school before

Oh no shut the main door
Is eating the school dinners
There comes a grizzly bear
The fighting I think the wolf is the winner

Tristan is being brave
 he’s fighting with it
the children escape Through the mouth
The grizzly bear sent it flying with her enormous hit


Bat in the cloakroom
Someone get it down
Mrs McGregor glaring in,
With a very big frown

Oh no Ethan fainted
And Caleb screaming
Sapphires looking through,
The door just gleaming

It’s home time now
The children running
But the bats still there
Looking very cunning

The very next day
The children run in
And find that the bats
In a very big bin

Now that it’s night
The bats quietly gone
Jack looks out the window
And calls it Harrison


Hippo in the office,
Oh no what a to do!
There goes a nice pack
Mrs Evans too!

Mrs Rigby under the desk
Mrs Kophamel on  the light
Oh there is the hippo
This is going to be one big fight

The hippos got the printer,
It is down in one crunch.
Then we heard Mrs Rigby cry,
hey that was my lunch.

Mrs Callaway running in shouting,
What’s going on in here.
Mrs Calloway spots the hippo,
Then running away in fear

Bill on the chase trying to catch
That evil thing
The hippo grabs his belt buckle
And it’s off with a ping.

Kirsty on the table
Trying to climb up the wall
Oh look the hippo is
Walking through the hall

Hippo in the office
Oh no what do you think
Mrs Rigby from the loo cried
Look he’s in the sink

Incomes Sapphy crying
Oh no I had a bump
Income is the hippo
And she’s down in a thump

Hippo in the office
they was so afraid to run
Hippo in the office


The Year 5 and 6 children who attend Mindfulness Club recently had a very creative time making 'Mandalas,' using paper plates, shells, pebbles, beads, wool and coloured lollipop sticks! The word 'Mandala' means 'circle.' Mandalas are spiritual and ritual symbols in Hinduism representing the universe.


Year 5 have enjoyed studying the poems of Allan Ahlberg during the last two weeks. Starting off with Things I Have Been Doing Lately and ending with Dog In The Playground, they have analysed poems, shared their opinions about them, and written their own poems using similar styles. In addition, they have practised reading Ahlberg's poems and their own out loud, ensuring that they captured and maintained the interest of their audience.  Re-enacting Dog In The Playground on the field really brought the poem alive for the children.