Year 2 Reading Challenge

Hi Year 2! This half term your ‘Reading Challenge’ is based on a funny poem by Carol Ann Duffy.

The laugh of your class

Your class laughs like fourteen birds

in a tree.
Your class laughs like ice in a glass
on a tray.
Your class laughs like the stars
in the Milky Way.
Ha ha ha ha ha ho ho hee hee.

Your class laughs like the horn
of a bright red car.
Your class laughs like the strings
on a loud guitar.
Your class laughs like the harmony
of a choir.
Ho ho ho ho ho hee hee ha ha.

Your class laughs like the hiss
of skis on snow.
Your class laughs like the screams
at a circus show.
Your class laughs like a trumpet player’s
blow.
Hee hee hee hee hee ha ha ho ho.

Your class laughs like fourteen seals
in the sea.
Your class laughs like a drunken
chimpanzee.
Your class laughs like the buzz
of a honey bee.
Ha ha ha ha ha ho ho hee hee.

Your class laughs like the mighty
ocean’s roar.
Your class laughs like carol singers
at the door.
Your class laughs like an elephant
wearing a bra.
Ho ho ho ho ho hee hee ha ha.

Your class laughs like doh ray me
fa so.
Your class laughs like seven dwarfs sing
hi ho.
Your class laughs like blue whales
when they blow.
Hee hee hee hee hee ha ha ho ho.
Ha ha ha ha ha ho ho hee hee.
Ho ho ho ho ho hee hee ha ha.
Hee hee hee hee hee ha ha ho ho.

 

Bronze: How many rhyming words can you find in this poem? Write them on this blog post.

Silver: Do you like this poem and why? How does it make you feel? Which is your favourite line of the poem?

Gold: Can you write another verse for this poem? Remember to follow the pattern of repetition e.g. Your class laughs like…

18 thoughts on “Year 2 Reading Challenge

  1. Silver Challenge
    I like this poem because it’s funny and long and if it’s long it’ll make me laugh more
    It makes me feel happy and in joy
    I like the line where he’s laughing at the end of the poem

  2. Silver challenge
    I like this poem because it Is funny and it made me smile the bests part is heeheeeheeeheeheeeheeeheeeheeeeheeeheeeeheeeheeeheeeheeeheeee

  3. Bronze challeng your class laughs like fourteen birds in a tree your class laughs like ice in a glass on a tray your class laughs like stars in the milky way.

  4. Silver Challenge :
    I like this poem because it’s really funny.It makes me feel happy and smile :)
    My favourite line is HA HEE HEE HO HO HA HA HEE HO.

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