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Monday 9th November 2020

English -

Today we are writing our poems based on the Lost, Lost Property Office.

 

Have a read of the poem. 

 

The Lost Lost-Property Office

'On buses and trains you wouldn't believe
The crazy things that passengers leave:

 

A pair of crutches, I kid you not,
Hot waterbottle, full but no longer hot

 

A bouncy castle deflating slowly
Glove discarded by a one-armed goalie

 

Pink chiffon tutu for a large ballerina
A can of worms and a concertina

 

A ventriloquist's dummy with nothing to say
An Egyptian mummy all dusty and grey

 

A scaffholder asleep in a Spider-Man suit
the tangled remains of a failed parachute

 

A Viking helmet and a broken lance
A pair of elephant's underpants

 

A file with Top Secret stamped in red
(Inside a card, April Fool it said)

 

An Alpine horn and a didgeridoo
A signed photo of Winnie-the-Pooh

 

A shot-putter's shot and a pole vaulter's pole
Two Yorkshire puddings and a toad-in-the-hole

 

Headphones and hearing aids by the score
A mountain of mobiles and a lavatory door.

 

A bucket of toenails and a wooden plank
Two air-to-air missiles and a Russian tank

 

Lost any of these? Bad news I'm afraid,
The Lost-Property Office has been mislaid.'

 

What is the poem about? What poetry features are used? 

 

Answers: 

The poem is a rhyming couplet - this means that the words at the end of the verse rhyme with each other.  Can you pick them out?

 

The poem is a  list poem because the poet has listed all of the things you might find on buses and trains. 

 

Your Task:

Your task is to write your own version of this poem.

 

​​​​​​​Use the template below to help you. you are going to keep some verses the same and wherever there is a blank, you must fill it with your own ideas. Remember, the words at the end of the verse must rhyme just like in the poem. 

 

 

The Lost Lost-Property Office

'On buses and trains you wouldn't believe
The crazy things that passengers leave:

 

A pair of crutches, I kid you not,
________________________

 

A bouncy castle deflating slowly
________________________

 

Pink chiffon tutu for a large ballerina
____________________________

 

A ventriloquist's dummy with nothing to say
_______________________________

 

A scaffholder asleep in a Spider-Man suit
______________________________

 

A Viking helmet and a broken lance
____________________________

 

A file with Top Secret stamped in red
____________________________

 

An Alpine horn and a didgeridoo
_____________________________

 

A shot-putter's shot and a pole vaulter's pole
________________________________

 

Headphones and hearing aids by the score
______________________________

 

A bucket of toenails and a wooden plank
______________________________

 

Lost any of these? Bad news I'm afraid,
The Lost-Property Office has been mislaid.'

 

 

 

Maths:

Today we are looking at Equivalent lengths looking particularly at m and cm. 

below you will find a video link, worksheet and answers.  

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