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Poems to learn by heart

Poems to Learn by Heart EYFS

 

The Pancake

Mix a pancake,

Stir a pancake,

     Pop it in the pan.

 

Fry the pancake,

Toss the pancake,

     Catch it if you can.

 

Christina Rossetti

 

If you should meet a crocodile

If you should meet a crocodile 
Don't take a stick and poke him; 
Ignore the welcome in his smile, 
Be careful not to stroke him. 
For as he sleeps upon the Nile, 
He thinner gets and thinner; 
And whene’er you meet a crocodile 
He's ready for his dinner. 

 

Christine Fletcher

 

The Tadpole

Underneath the water-weeds,

     Small and black, I wriggle,

And life is most surprising!

     Wiggle!  waggle!  wiggle!

There’s every now and then a most

     Exciting change in me,

I wonder, wiggle!  waggle!

     What I shall turn out to be.

 

Elizabeth Gould

 

Traditional Nursery Rhymes

 

Hickory Dickory Dock Rhyme

Hickory dickory dock
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck one
The mouse ran down
Hickory dickory dock

 

 

The Grand old Duke of York

The Grand old Duke of York he had ten thousand men
He marched them up to the top of the hill
And he marched them down again.
When they were up, they were up
And when they were down, they were down
And when they were only halfway up
They were neither up nor down.

 

 

Jack and Jill poem and story

Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water
Jack fell down and broke his crown
And Jill came tumbling after.
Up got Jack, and home did trot 
As fast as he could caper
He went to bed and bound his head
With vinegar and brown paper.

 

 

Little Miss Muffet

Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet
Eating her curds and whey,
Along came a spider,
Who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away.

 

 

Sing a Song of Sixpence

Sing a song of sixpence a pocket full of rye,
Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie.
When the pie was opened the birds began to sing,
Oh wasn't that a dainty dish to set before the king?
The king was in his counting house counting out his money,
The queen was in the parlour eating bread and honey
The maid was in the garden hanging out the clothes,
When down came a blackbird and pecked off her nose!

 

 

Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the King's horses, And all the King's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again!

 

 

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle twinkle little star,

How I wonder what you are.

Up above the world so high,

Like a diamond in the sky.

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