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CULTLURE DAY 2016

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Here are the poems for this year's edition of the English Oral Proficiency Contest.

 

YEAR 1

Rain on the Green Grass (children's rhyme)

 

Rain on the green grass,
Rain on the tree,
Rain on the housetop,
But not on me.

 


 

YEAR 2

What the Robin Told (children's rhyme)

 

The wind

told the grasses,
And the grasses
told the trees.
The trees
told the bushes,
And the bushes
told the bees.
The bees
told the robin,
And the robin
sang out clear:
Wake up!
Wake up!
Spring is here!

 

 

YEAR 3

 

There Was a Wise Old Owl, by Leanne Guenther

 

 

There was a wise, old owl

Who lived up in a tree,

He sat upon a branch –

So all the world he’d see.

He looked at a snake,

He looked at a bee.

He looked at a mouse,

But he winked at me!

 

Listen to Ms Perucho reading the poem here

 

YEAR 4

 

Who has seen the wind?, by Cristina Rosetti

 

Who has seen the wind? 

Neither I nor you: 

But when the leaves hang trembling, 

The wind is passing through. 

 

Who has seen the wind? 

Neither you nor I: 

But when the trees bow down their heads, 

The wind is passing by.

 


 

YEAR 5

 

Wayne the Stegosaurus, by Kenn Nesbitt

 

Meet the stegosaurus, Wayne.
He doesn't have the biggest brain.
He's long and heavy, wide and tall,
but has a brain that's extra small.

He's not the brightest dinosaur.
He thinks that one plus one is four.
He can't remember up from down.
He thinks the sky is chocolate brown.

He wears his bow tie on his tail
and likes to eat the daily mail.
When playing hide-and-seek he tries
to hide by covering his eyes.

He thinks that black is really white.
He's sure the sun comes out at night.
He thinks that water grows on trees
and when it's hot he starts to freeze.

He's happy when he's feeling ill.
He likes to dance by standing still.
And when it's time to go to bed,
he puts bananas on his head.

He thinks his name is Bob, not Wayne,
but that's what happens when your brain
(although you're big and brave and spiny)
is very, very, very tiny.

 

Wayne the Stegosaurus: A Motionpoems Animated Short from The Mill on Vimeo.

 

YEAR 6

 

The Lion, by Roald Dahl 

 

The lion just adores to eat
A lot of red and tender meat
And if you ask the lion what
Is much the tenderest of the lot,
He will not say a roast of lamb
Or curried beef or devilled ham
Or crispy pork or corned beef hash
Or sausages or mutton mash.
Then could it be a big plump hen?
He answers no. What is it, then?
Oh, lion dear, could I not make
You happy with a lovely steak?
Could I entice you from your lair
With rabbit pie or roasted hare?
The lion smiled and shook his head.
He came up very close and said,
‘The meat I am about to chew
Is neither steak nor chops. 
IT’S YOU.’

 

 

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