Performance Poetry

In Year 2, we have been performing the following poem by Eleanor Farjeon. In groups, the children read the poem, created sound effects and actions for each line of the poem.


They are big waves and little waves,
Green waves and blue,
Waves you can jump over,
Waves you dive through,
Waves that rise up
Like a great water wall,
Waves that swell softly
And don’t break at all,
Waves that can whisper,
Waves that can roar,
And tiny waves that run at you
Running on the shore.

Watch the video by clicking on the link below. Can you match the actions to the different parts of the poem?

There Are Big Waves