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Poems to Learn by Heart Year 1



I like mud.

     I like it on my clothes.

I like it on my fingers.

     I like it in my toes.


Dirt’s pretty ordinary

     And dust’s a dud.

For a really good mess-up

     I like mud.


John Smith


Ask Mummy Ask Daddy

When I ask Daddy

Daddy says ask Mummy.


When I ask Mummy

Mummy says ask Daddy.

I don’t know where to go.


Better ask my teddy

He never says no.


John Aghard



I eat my peas with honey,

I’ve done it all my life,

They do taste kind of funny,

But it keeps them on the knife.





The Moon’s a big white football,

The sun’s a pound of butter.

The earth is going round the twist

And I’m a little nutter!


Kit Wright


Star Light, Star Bright

Star light, star bright,

First star I see tonight,

I wish I may,

I wish I might,

Have the wish I wish tonight.




Good Night, Good Night

The dark is dreaming.

     Day is done.

Good night, good night

     To everyone.


Good night to the birds,

     And the fish in the sea,

Good night to the bears

     And good night to me.


Dennis Lee


Now We Are Six

When I was one I had just begun
When I was two I was nearly new

When I was three I was hardly me
When I was four I was not much more

When I was five I was just alive
But now I am six, I'm as clever as clever;

So I think I'll be six now for ever and ever.


A A Milne


On The Ning Nang Nong

On the Ning Nang Nong
Where the Cows go Bong!
and the monkeys all say BOO!
There's a Nong Nang Ning 
Where the trees go Ping!
And the tea pots jibber jabber joo.
On the Nong Ning Nang 
All the mice go Clang 
And you just can't catch 'em when they do!
So its Ning Nang Nong
Cows go Bong!
Nong Nang Ning
Trees go ping
Nong Ning Nang
The mice go Clang
What a noisy place to belong
is the Ning Nang Ning Nang Nong!!


Spike Milligan

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