Animal Playlists

ANIMAL PLAYLISTS This poem exists thanks to my daughter. At the moment she can’t quite pronounce the word music like ‘m-you-sik’. Instead she says ‘mooo-sik’. The moo sound made me think of cows! All I had to do then was work out what kind of…

Nasty Crusties

CRUSTACEANS Myles writes: Crustaceans are related to insects and spiders, but are their own separate group. Because unlike insects and spiders they live underwater. They include things like crabs, lobsters and prawns. They are an extremely interesting group of animals and different kinds are found…

Aeroplane

AEROPLANE Myles: Sometimes the best inspiration is whatever you’re doing right now. I started writing this poem when I was on an aeroplane to Porto in Portugal. I wrote it out in my little poetry notebook that I keep with me at all times (or,…

Ms Dinosaur

Dinosaurs for everyone I have a three year old daughter. One of the things you realise when you become a parent is how many things are ‘supposed to be’ for boys and girls. Boys are supposed to like cars and trucks and blue. Girls are…

Roar, roar, T. rex

TYRANNOSAURUS REX Tyrannosaurs rex is probably the most famous of all dinosaurs. It was large, fast and liked eating meat. It belonged to a group of dinosaurs called the theropods (which means beast-footed). MODERN DINOSAURS We often say the dinosaurs died out but that’s not…

Yuri Gagarin

YURI GAGARIN Question: When did the first human being leave the Earth? Answer: April 12th, 1961. Yuri Gagarin was born in Russia in 1934. He was a talented pilot and was selected to be the first human to fly into outer space. His flight around…