The senses of nature: ecopoem by year 5 children, Sandringham and West Newton Primary School The senses of nature: ecopoem by year 5 children, Sandringham and West Newton Primary School

‘The Senses of Nature'

A class ecopoem by the children in year 5, Sandringham and West Newton Primary School.

Today
I saw the reflection of the canopy of leaves
I saw life beneath my feet
Miniature like a seed

Flowers like sunshine
Grass as green as an emerald
The sky as blue as the vast sea

The leaf that I smelt, smelt sweet
Like honey
The flower that I smelt, smelt like
Strong spices
The fresh grass I smelt was
Like a new birth

The smell in the wood was fresh.
My hand smelt of mint when I rubbed it.
The earth smell makes me relaxed.

I heard bees buzzing around Swerving like a snake
I heard birds tweeting
While flying with the gentle breeze
I heard the wind whistling Through the leaves
As slow as a snail

The bees buzzing through the trees
The lawnmower disturbing the peace
The sound of nothing at lunch time
The sound of children laughing
The plane sounded like a roaring lion
And the water sounded as fresh as spring.

The wind whistles though the trees
I heard the sound of buzzing bees
The mower disturbs the sound of nature
I can almost hear a beautiful picture
I heard the sound of a shouting crow.

The petal was as soft as silk.
The bark was as rough as rhino skin.
The stone was as cold as ice.

I touched nature today, including leaves
Spiky like lichen
Soft as cool petals.

In order: Yasmin, Robert, Callum, Chloe, James, Megan, Lucy, Tom, Hollie