Our first instruction in our English lesson was to lay our heads on the table, close our eyes and daydream.
Apparently we were about to be inspired by our own daydreams. We had already heard from Michael Rosen – the poet we are learning about at the moment – about how he uses his daydreams in his poem.
The class fell silent, heads nodded and eyelids drooped (don’t think anyone went to sleep) and then we had to sit up and immediately draw our daydreams.
Using the pictures as inspiration, we looked at starting lines for our own poems. Our opening line had to have an adjective, a verb, a noun and an adverb in a sequence plus where our daydream was happening. For example, ‘under the threatening storm clouds’ or ‘over moonlit pools’.
Isabelle H imagined a pen writing on a page.
‘Sneaking across the page, happily sometimes,
I’m mysterious occasionally and go in my own world of secrets.
No one knows what I am up to
Apart from you!
I’m just about to tell you.
Now the fun starts here….’