Letter

24th March 2000 at 00:00
Dear Editor

Having received the poster "Firsts", a poem by Zo Gardner, in TES Primary, I decided to use this in the literacy hour as a text for guided reading.

Over four days, each guided reading group studied the rhyme scheme, 'brainstormed' their memories of "firsts" and produced a verse as a contribution to the class poem. As a class group, their aim was to paint a picture from childhood to old age.

On day five, each group read their verse, another verse was added, and then we celebrated our teamwork - resulting, we feel, in a brilliant poem!

TES Primary is without doubt an excellent publication. Keep up the good work. We hope you like ours!

Yours faithfully Sue Wilins, Stokesley school, 5 Springfield, North Yorkshire

FIRSTS

* First wobbly step,

First writing on a page,

First spoken word,

First time on the stage.

* First paddle in the sea,

First dark night,

First true friend,

First question right.

* First Christmas morning,

First step in the snow,

First pile of presents,

First kiss under the mistletoe.

* First time at work,

First time away from home,

First cradling a baby,

First visit to the Millennium Dome!

* First driving test,

First time to shave,

First walking stick,

First time by a grave.

* By Y4W Literacy Group, Stokesley school


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