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Perfect Pet Poems

Last term, children took part in an amazing poetry activity. They created animal mashups inspired by their own pets.

The result? Creative and fantastic poems filled with wonderful imagination.

Well done to all the children who submitted their entries.

A big thank you to Ella, our school dog, for her contributions this term. Read her roarsome poem to see why!

Adventures of Ella, the School Dog

Ella comes bounding down the corridor at 7.30 a.m.
Leash off and a good shake of her fur,
Spraying puffs of snow up in the air.

Ms Bailey gives the command: 'Go see, Janet!'
And off Ella bolts, like lightning from another planet.
She leaps up onto Janet's lap
Who is busy at the computer, going tap, tap, tap.

Wriggling and squirming, Ella fits herself in
Reaches up and gives Janet a lick on the chin.
Janet smiles and so the day begins,
Ella's ability to spread joy is always a win.

What about the children you say?
That will come later in the day.
Next stop is Shannon, who is in Year 2,
Ella enjoys her lessons
All of which is true.
It is but a pit stop for a quick Shannon-cuddle
And off Ella goes as the children get in a huddle.

What about the children you say?
That will come later in the day.
Her all time favourite is of course Aunty Julie in Reception
Where Ella becomes Choochie Mama according to Julie's perception.
She fills her up with treats and cuddles galore
Ella looks up at Julie as the one she adores.

What about the children, you say?
We will get to that later in the day.
Off Ella trots to Tracy Shelley
who comes across as sometimes aloof
But Ella knows that she is Tracy's favourite Floof.

What about the children you say?
That will come later in the day.
Controlled by the needs of her belly,
Ella contemplates her next stop.
Oh yes, how could we forget, Y6 to Jo Rose and Sue Chafer
They are sure to have some treats, maybe a doggy wafer.
With her puppy dog eyes, Ella dazzles
Raises a paw and both are bejazzled.

What about the children you say?
That will come later in the day.
Where to next?
Oh yes, the office of Andrea and Beth.
Where Ella’s pampering needs met.
Unless of course she bumps into Vicky Goode, the office lady
Who insists on carrying Ella like a baby
Rocking her from side to side
Accompanied by a smile so wide.

What about the children you say?
That will come later in the day.
In comes Leigh’
Who Ella brings to her knee
For a cuddle and a kiss,
Oh what heavenly bliss!

What about the children you say?
That will come later in the day.
Ella rushes off to the quad
And bumps into Chris strolling down the corridor
With an iPad under one arm
And a keyboard under the other,
Ella gets a quick stroke of the ears
And aside he jumps to avoid her muddy paws.

What about the children you say?
That will come later in the day.
Adam, Rachel, Debbie, Karyn, Laura...
Ella knows that none of them will ignore her.
She nicks a rubber off the floor
And Adam goes running to Ms Bailey’s door.
‘Where’s my rubber?’ he gasps.
With a wag of her tail, Ella let’s go of her grasp.

What about the children you say?
I think that is her best part of the day.
Curled up on the sofa as they read her a story
Ella’s eyes closes and she is soon snoring.

Awake by lunch for her daily walk by our vibrant Y6
Ella covers their faces with puppy dog licks.
Leash on, they race to the Roost
The fresh air giving Ella the extra boost.
Sniffing around for signs of a fox
Off Ella trots.

Ella visits the different classes during the day
Looking for children who would like to play
She soon discovers that the children are busy
So she lays on their desk and tends to be a bit nosey.
‘What are they learning?’ Ella wants to know,
‘Is it something I can help with if you move your elbow?’

Bored with waiting, off Ella goes again
On her great squirrel hunt in the quad garden
Chasing but never catching
Sometimes sitting and just watching.

As the end of the school day approaches,
Ella’s excitement grows
As she knows she will be out on the playground
Surrounded by the children she so loves
Who throw her kisses from above,
As they are homeward bound.

And so ends the school day...