Because the week is about fun,
I thought – how can I show ‘em?
Then some words raced into the room
And yelled: “Just write a poem!”
Mums and dads – they need fun too
They might have grumpy faces
Just speak in an unusual way
And take them to fun places
It might go right, it might go wrong
That’s not the point because
Our playful purpose is to pass
Our child’s 11 plus.
Perhaps you’ll say: “Today,
Our lesson starts under the table.”
Then with a preposition, move it
Everywhere you’re able
Splashing through a puddle,
Sprinkling water on your face,
You’ll say, “This ‘ain’t no lesson, child,
This is a Maths Café!”
A milk shake and some paper and a pencil and a jug
Turn milk to millimetres and then finish with a hug
I could go on forever, but I better stop today
So you can go and have some fun in your English Café.
This last verse has adverbs of time, this poem has showed you how
Your child learns longer with a laugh…so go and teach them NOW!
Happy learning. Let me know if you enjoyed today’s learning snack.
Lee, with a smile on his face, London
November 2nd, 2023