Poem suggestions for 10 year old to recite

(18 Posts)
Dixiechickonhols Mon 25-Jan-16 09:31:17

She needs to recite a poem for her english speaking board exam.

She did Please Mrs butler in year 3 which suited her.

So far got macavity and matilda on the list.

I can remember learning the night mail and i wish i'd looked after my teeth but was at secondary maybe age 11 or 12 so not sure.

ilovevenice Mon 25-Jan-16 09:39:33

I like The Listeners by Walter de la Mare.

redhat Mon 25-Jan-16 09:40:58

The Pig Poem Roald Dahl?

jelliebelly Mon 25-Jan-16 09:45:15

My ds is yr5 and he's recently had to learn The Jabberwocky to recite at school - tricky but he did a great job after watching others recite with great expression via good old YouTube!

GastonsPomPomWrath Mon 25-Jan-16 09:49:58

It's probably way too long but at that age, I loved I love chocolate cake by Michael Rosen.

grassroots Mon 25-Jan-16 09:49:58

'Who' by Wes MaGee? Not too long - but plenty of opportunity to show expression?

BlueChampagne Mon 25-Jan-16 13:31:03

The Persian Version by Robert Graves

luchadragon Mon 25-Jan-16 13:39:49

I love 'I wish I was Our Sammy' by Willy Russell. Very funny tbsmile

GhoulWithADragonTattoo Mon 25-Jan-16 16:43:46

Bubble Trouble by M Mahey is really fun. Might be a bit tricky to recite though. Lots of tongue twisters.

Provencalroseparadox Mon 25-Jan-16 17:04:38

Sea Fever by John Maesfield is wonderful to recite aloud

Maladicta Mon 25-Jan-16 17:12:16

A Small Dragon by Brian Patten

2tired2bewitty Mon 25-Jan-16 17:14:12

I was going to suggest the night train, great rhythm, pretty sure I was in year six when I did it

Ferguson Mon 25-Jan-16 17:25:42

Does it HAVE to be a poem? Or could it be a story?

I love Anne Fine's Diary of a Killer Cat which has plenty of scope for expression, cat voices, human voices, and great humour.

Provencalroseparadox Mon 25-Jan-16 19:25:56

Ok am looking through DD's Poems to Perform book. Good ones:

The Sound Collector by Roger McGough
From a Railway Carriage by RL Stevenson
Instruct for Giants by John Rice
Tea with Aunty Mabel by Jeanne Willis
The Food Train by Julia Donaldson
Today I Feel by Gervase Phinn

Provencalroseparadox Mon 25-Jan-16 19:27:25

Also the passage from John Donne 'No man is an island' is good

cathyandclaire Mon 25-Jan-16 19:31:17

Homework oh homework

The day I got my finger stuck up my nose.

eastwest Mon 25-Jan-16 19:35:57

I think things with lots of rhyme and rhythm are easier to learn. i'd choose something like T S Eliot's cat poems - love the picture book versions too.

Dixiechickonhols Mon 25-Jan-16 23:02:29

Thank you some great suggestions I'd not come across

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