Do not go gentle into that good night

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Today we are looking at poems which evoke feelings

Watch and listen to this poem and stirring music – how does it make you feel? Do you feel excited, scared? Do you like this poem and musc? What is special about this poem?

This is the original

Which version did you prefer and why?

Here is today’s funny poem for you to listen to and recite “I said to my pyjamas… ” – – it is another poem about the night.

Does it remind you of ‘Twas Midnight? In what way are the two poems alike?
o What was your favourite line in the poem? Can you say why?

Compared to yesterday’s poem – It was midnight on the ocean.

Have you ever had a fright? What happened? Did it muddle you up
like in the poem? Write about a fright on Fright!, following the
instructions.

More nonsense poems by Michael Rosen

Listen to this funny story “In a dark dark wood..” and try to guess what you will find at the end of the story. Do you notice that the words repeat themselves to to make the story a little scarier… you can also do this in your own writing.. at the end of the story, try to think of other things that they could have found.

Let’s get ready for writing

You are going to write your own jumbled poem about Breakfast Time.
o Create your own jumbled poem.
o Then re-write it beautifully.

After this , try to write your own scary poem…

A fun story to finish with…

Do not go gentle into that good night
Do not go gentle into that good night

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