Y5 literacy group poems to learn


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Davy’s First Switchback

He clung

to the metal bar, clenching

it

TIGHT

as it swung

and wrenched

him

left, right

backforwards

sideways and Oh

up up up UP

(will it never touch the top?)

to a sickening

PLUNGE

and an endless

drop

drop

dropping

down

a dark pitshaft

that’s

Davy’s

stomach.

Then a sudden

lunge

and everything slows, steadies, slides

and glides

to a

STOP

 

ABUSEMENT PARK

We went to an amusement park

My family and I.

We rode on rides so scary,

I expected I would die.

We rode a roller coaster

Called the Homicidal Comet.

It had so many loop-de-loops

It nearly made me vomit.

We rode The Crazed Tornado

And it jerked us hard and quick.

If it were any longer,

We would certainly be sick.

We rode The Psycho Orchestra,

Which packed a nasty punch.

I think we’re pretty lucky

That we didn’t lose our lunch.

And last we rode repeatedly

The Flailing Tilt-a-Whirl.

It shook us all so sharply,

I’m surprised we didn’t hurl.

I haven’t felt that nauseous

Since I can’t remember when.

I’m really looking forward

To the day we go again.

 

Fun Fair

Riding high then riding low,

On our merry way we go,

Music blaring – lights ablaze,

Happy, happy, fun filled days.

Candy floss and lemonade,

Phew! Let’s find a little shade.

Hoopla – darts to test your eye,

Shall we have another try?

Pocket money almost spent,

Goodness knows just where it went;

Having too much fun to care, How we love it at the fair!