Olympic Fortnight started yesterday with an opening ceremony in which a torch was brought into the hall. Elyse was the torch-bearer for Class AS. Today the children have worked on creating their own Olympic poems. The children were given complete freedom to use the style of their choice so kennings, limericks, haikus, acrostics and rhyming poems were all produced. There will be more poems added tomorrow, but here is today’s selection.
Beth Tweddle by Lily
The Olympics is not far away
And Beth Tweddle is training hard all day
Going for the Olympic gold
Training thirty-six hours a week, very bold!
Training to be so amazingly fit
After her injury, she`s praying a bit!
Been doing gymnastics since she was six
Crowds of supporters watching, taking some pics!
Beth Tweddle`s courage gives her a shot
To her fans and supporters, she’s got the lot!
Far into the night she trains, it is said
While everyone else is asleep in their bed!
Olympic Games by Katie and Abi
Out in the open
Leaping past my competitors
You know I will win!
My feet are running like the speed of light
Power is all I can think of
I hear the cheers of the crowd, shouting my name
Can I really win?
Got to win the gold
All I can see is the high pole
My feet are ready to bounce off the ground
Each second is ticking by
Staring eyes focusing on me, the crowd hushes. This is my moment to shine.
The Olympic Torch by James
It can burn you in seconds
So you’d better run
It is as gold as golden dust
Passing on to other people
You fly around the world
Nadia Comanci by Emily
Nadia wondered across the stadium
As confident as can be
Darting over to the uneven bar
In a second, jumped on and flipped
After that, she jumped off
Careful as can be
On the other hand,
Major screams and cheers
And also she got Gold!
Not Silver, Bronze, but Gold!
Everyone shouted when it was announced.
Can also very easily
Identify a real Champion like her.
The Olympic Torch by Georgina
The Torch that is lit by the sun,
Brings lots of laughter and fun,
It travels far and wide,
For 70 days, alight.
The Torch is lit by an Olympic hero,
Who has shown off his skills,
Never scores zero!
The Torch was designed by Edward and Jay,
Who make Olympics fun this year!
The Olympic Torch shines and brings good luck,
To all the Olympians taking part.
Usain Bolt by Joshua and Harry
Usain is insane
See’s everything as a race track
Away he goes like lightning
Is always determined to win
Night time comes, but not for him
Bolt’s out training, forgets his drink
On the way to victory once again
Lights up the crowd as he finishes the race
Takes the gold medal and sprints back home
The Olympic Torch by Susie
You travel so far
In everything to aeroplanes to cars
With a sparkle so bright
For you are the famous light
You shine yellow, orange and red
So people travel from their beds
To see just a gleam
Of your heavenly beam
So special you seen
A little fire sending beams
Sending peoples joy a light
Shining in people’s memories bright
Waking people from their slumber
Making people stare in wonder
All the way through the night
Reaching dreams of amazing heights
Many miles to be run
Heated by the powerful sun
Many people tired and hot
Holding the torch in their slot
Usain Bolt by Alex M
There is still a man called Usain
Who came to Britain on a plane
He’s faster than a bullet
He runs like a rocket
So his speed could blow out a flame.
The 100 metres by Oliver
Bang goes the gun
As I start my final race
They’re starting to catch me
I’ve got to beat the pace
I’ve got to go even quicker
Or I’ll just get caught
And I won’t let that happen
After all I’ve fought
Now we’re all sprinting
I’m further in the lead
Nothing will ever stop me
I’m going to succeed
As I cross the finish line
It takes a whole lap to stop
We stand up on the podium
I’m at the very top!
Qualifying by Elyse
Step forward on my mark
Shouts of support pump my heart
Blurry track straight ahead
Can’t concentrate, clear my head
Muscles twitch want to go
Want to run, but head says “No”
Need to win, I really do
If I don’t, I wont go through
Glance to my right, opponents stand
Poised like rubber bands
Sun is hot, sky is blue
Sweat trickles down, and dampens my shoe
BANG! The gun fires we leap off our marks
The crowd screams and shouts, happy as Larks
I skim ahead, wind in my hair
I don’t know what’s happening, who what and where
As I surge forward I feel I can fly
I feel so light, I feel so high
Is it a dream? I am not sure
But I`ve finished first place, don’t need to run any more
Jog to my team mates “AMAZING !” they cry
But the finals already begin to loom in my mind