In English, we are currently doing an author study of the poet, Grace Nichols. From her book, ‘Cosmic Disco’ we read the poem, ‘When the Colours Spoke.’
Each of the children were assigned a colour on their table and they thought of objects, which use that colour and they thought about what makes the object so special. Once noting their ideas down, the children worked together on their tables to write their own stanza.
All of the stanzas were put together to form a class poem, written in the style of the poem, ‘When the Colours Spoke.’
When the Colours Spoke
Use me said Red.
I hold all your mail without letting go,
I stand in the battle field, waving in the breeze,
I’m a vibrant organ keeping you alive,
You try to find me deep underground, whilst I sparkle in the dust.
Use me said Yellow.
I separate land from sea,
I resemble spring with happiness that I bring,
Hearing the yellow, chirping bird,
The world is dead without me.
Use me said Blue,
I am the spherical heart of space,
I bloom with a piercing blue and sway,
Blueberries will erupt with flavours in your mouth,
Find sapphires which shine vibrantly.
Use me said White.
I protect polar bears by giving them camouflage in the snow,
I am the one clean colour in your mouth,
Tasty and sweet crystals, which you love over cakes,
Winters are made fun with me.
Use me said Black.
The solar system is coated in me,
Like ink absorbed in paper,
The shadows of the night are a mystery,
You cannot depart from me.
Use me said Green.
I have my clouds to protect Venus,
My fields of grass are different shades of green,
No landscape is completed without me,
Without trees, you will not live!
Written by 5JE