Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Perfect Park Pizzas

a pizza of sliced flowers for butterflies
In the ongoing delightful craziness that is my work with Whitefield Infant School, the Reception classes had been working on senses and cookery. So when it came time to work with me and visit the lcoal park, we explored Victoria Park as chefs, designing pizzas for the animals (real, hoped for or monstrous) that live there

My brief is to encourage classes to use the local environment and to help inspire language....The poems are the children's own words and images. My job is to shuffle them into an order....I love the language

In the Park
Snow is slowly drifting down.
Falling in the water,
Snow pirates sailing on the river
In the cold, cold, freezing cold

Magic flowers are growing,
There are suns made of snow
And stars
And rainbows of snow and ice,
In the cold, cold, freezing cold

Snow butterflies,
And snow trees,
Snow spiders and
Snow birds
In the cold, cold, freezing cold

Icicles grow everywhere
On fingers and noses
And ears and eyes
And faces and eyebrows and chins,
In the cold, cold, freezing cold

Ducks with cold toes are swimming
Racing us round the pond
Hoping for bread
But our pockets are empty,
In the cold, cold, freezing cold

But polar bears are waiting to roar
And penguins are sitting in the penguin houses,
Dinosaurs have snowball fights
And the troll sits in the tunnel waiting for spring
In the cold, cold, freezing cold

And then we got onto the pizzas themselves
a pizza in the park, divided into sections for sharing!
would you like to choose a pizza?


Our pizza smells, of strong green leaves,
muddy brown leaves, red cherries
and blue jellies

Our pizza
Sounds like the wind in the trees, shouting children,
Feet trip trapping through the
Castle tunnel where the monster lives

Our pizza
Has tomato and cheese, mud and mushrooms.
Cheese and chicken and chips, pine cones and pepsi,
Cups and kites, leaves and lentils,
Ducks, pineapples and glass

Our pizza party has
Ladybirds and lions, elephants and owls,
Squirrels, dogs and gingerbread men

Our pizza will
Taste beautiful and wonderful and we
Will need a map to get past the troll

a pizza with fried egg, and handy glue-spreader to help in the eating of it!

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