The first Thursday of October is always National Poetry Day. It is a celebration of poetry for people of ALL ages – not just school kids! This year the theme is Water. We are going to be focusing on Jellyfish in our music lessons.Have a look at the wonderful Roger McGough poem
are grand fish
about in pairs
hold each other
when they fall in love
they say their prayers
* * *
the sea’s bare bottom
as little kittens
there is a nip in the ocean
Roger McGough, Imaginary Menagerie (Frances Lincoln Children’s Books)
We are going to be creating some musical sounds to accompany this poem. We are also going to be singing “Jellyfish” from the Sing Up site.
Meanwhile here is a jelly fish video followed by some fun facts
Some fun jellyfish facts:
o These fascinating creatures have no bones, no cartilage, no heart, no blood and no brain.
o They are 95% water.
o They have been living in our oceans for 650 million years.
o One of the largest jellyfish is over 2 metres wide.
o The collective noun for jellyfish is a smack!
Click here to read some more poems on the National Poetry website