Thanks to Wigtown Primary School for sending us these sonnets inspired by Shakespeare.
Outside and Animals
I like foxes they are really fluffy
They have fluffy and such really nice ears
Sometimes dogs get really ruffy
Lots and lots of farmers use their big shears
Some dogs are nice and are kept as a pet
They are pleased to see you when you get near
When it rains outside I sometimes get wet
In the winter lots of people drink beer
I can go uphill to go on a hike
I can go to the hut inside at night
I really like going out on my bike
On a nice day you can get midgey bites
I love to go outside in the summer
But when school starts again, it's a bummer.
I like the manufacturer John Deere
I prefer Ford - I'm not so keen on Case
They are really super easy to steer
The dairy cow has a really odd face
I don't like the windows in the chopper
I lie driving the quad bike - it goes fast!
If a cow is sick we have to help her
In a bike race I am never last
You put the cows outside in the summer
The calves go crazy when they go outside
If there is a leak you need a plumber
A huge bull would not be that good to ride
You need to write a number on the cows
In May and June the busy farmer ploughs.
One week I was playing my PS4
I was online - FIFA- against my friend
I find all the other games such a bore
I always play the games right to the end
Some of the FIFA games played are simple
Some of the tricky games are frustrating
When I got my PS4 it was May
The games on PS4 are amazing
When I lose games I become super mad
The best game of all is Call of Duty
If I lose those games I get very sad
But when I win I shout, "Oh you beauty!"
All of the consoles are a lot of fun
When I'm done, I like to lie in the sun.
My favourite football team is Chelsea
Their ground is in London at Stamford Bridge
On fan of Chelsea, is a girl, Chelsea
She has their badge on the front of her fridge
She is mad and very football crazy
And she goes to all of the football games
There is a football player called Daisy
And she knows all the football players' names
Kelsey's favourite football player is called Jim
He plays his football as a left wing back
She finds everything else so very dim
There's also a player called Bradley Dack
He plays his football as a goalkeeper
It's close to the position called sweeper.
I have a cool forest in my garden
I have a tree - I really like treetops
The tree needs a massive big harden
You can find lots of things like big cow plops
Be careful, because you might fly, land and slip
You could get pricked because there are nettles
Definitely do not bring a big chip
There are always pretty falling petals
The forest is a tree with a big roof
My dirty dog likes playing football there
It definitely does not have a booth
My lambs go there and drop their fluffy hair
I have good picnics there and I say, "Yums!"
In the garden, don't do your rubbish sums.
There are lots of animals in my house
Alfie comes up to my room in the night
My cat Alfie loves chasing a small house
Compared to Fudge, Pixie has not much height.
Billy No Mates, is a nice little lamb
My rabbit Bella loves running through tubes
My dog does not like being really calm
My ponies always want some sugar cubes.
I have two lambs called Hiccup and Lamby
There are three sheep called Sean, Pop and Lolly
My ponies always start a big rammie
Jess likes the dog that is a black collie
Bella loves nibbling on lots of food
If you touch Bella she gets in a mood!
The farmer's field is full of crops of corn
Other fields are full of bright golden wheat
On the farm piglets, lambs and calves are born
Crops will grow if they get water and heat
Sometimes farmers have horses on their farm
On the farm there might be a lot of mud
Machines on the farm can cause you some harm
JCB's and combines move with a thud
Lorries, Massey Fergussons and trailers
Quad bikes, slurry tankers and diggers too
Loud massive bales being made by balers
Being in the fresh air is good for you
Cows are my favourite farm animals
They are not as dangerous as the bulls
Walking along the sand in my bare feet
The sound of the water swooshing around
Smells of barbecuing fresh yummy meat
People buying cold ice-creams with a pound
Searching for seashells beside the water
Little children are building sandcastles
Oh look there is a cute otter
Sitting on a rock flexing its muscles
Staying at the beach all day would be fun
Go swimming in the sea with my dog Kim
I would have a picnic and eat a bun
But I would share it with my brother Tim
I wish I could stay at the beach all day
So I can sunbathe and swim at the bay
My House and Garden
I live on a big hill called an incline.
At our gate is a monkey puzzle tree,
And behind our house is a wind turbine.
The lock on our door needs a massive key.
Next to our big house is a massive field.
It’s ever so long but not very wide.
We’ve got two boy goats to act as a shield,
So our hens are safe and don’t need to hide.
The fields around us are very smelly.
We live in a huge but wonderful house.
There are lots of great shows on the telly.
Recently I saw a small and white mouse.
We have a tiny, little, secret gate.
Our house lies near Bladnoch and it’s great.
My dog Lola, she is not shy at all
Lola and other dogs equal scary
She meets other quiet dogs and she goes high
Mum wishes she called her scary Mary
My dog, she is a really lazy dog
Although I’ve a cat she doesn’t bother
She went from a pup to a full grown dog
When I’m eating she will beg and hover
Although silly she’ll sense something’s not right
My dog is funny fabulous and four
She sometimes gets an awful fright at night
And she was born on a floor with a rug
Although I love her I like my cat more
Mum says I don’t care but I ignore.
The forest is a place to walk your dog.
I wish and wish there wasn’t pollution.
There is sometimes a very deep big bog.
It not the way to find a solution.
Trees give us air its unfair they’re chopped down.
The deer all get shot it will not help you.
It leaves me with a very big huge frown.
I am now feeling down and very blue.
I am sure the animals don’t like it.
The wildlife doesn’t get another thought.
Even all the ugly nits have to forfeit.
The fish along the river all get caught.
The green fern leaves sway in the morning air.
It’s just the reason people do not care.
A Dog Called Ben
I have a dog and my dog's name is Ben
And he always likes to go to the fair
When no-one is looking he eats a pen
And he cuddles with a cosy warm bear
When he gets bored he goes and gets water
He always likes to eat lots of dairy
He goes outside - he sees a fat daughter
And she looks very tasty but wary
He has a sister her name is Mary
And she loves to stay in the dark attic
But she looks like a real lovely fairy
When it is windy her hair goes static
She sleeps on the owner’s great giant bed
But sometimes - well it looks like, she is dead!
I love horses because they have cool brains
The worst part of it though is mucking out.
If you need to stop quickly pull the reins.
If you are taking a selfie you pout.
If you’re on a hack put a jacket on.
Do not feed your horses sour grapes today.
Never get your horses into a con.
Always have fun with your horses and play.
Give them some water they might be thirsty.
You must clean up all the skittery poop.
After that I made a friend called Kirsty.
And then when I get home I will have soup.
I really like horses they are so fun.
I hope they don’t get shot at by a gun.
My Pet called Max
My extreme pet called Max is very cool
I like to walk my extreme pet called Max
My pet called Max likes to swim in the pool
My fun pet called Max likes to play the sax
My pet called Max likes to play with a duck
My pet called Max likes to play with a mouse
My pet called Max likes to play with a buck
My pet called Max likes to play in the house
My pet called Max likes to play with a ball
My pet called Max likes to play with a swing
My pet called Max likes to play in the hall
Max likes to play with thin bands that go ping
My pet called max likes to play in a plane
Max loves to play with a big horse’s mane
My favourite sport is running it’s so good
I run a lot and I run in the park
After running a lot I need some food
I run in day light never in the dark
I love to run and run and run and run
I run with my wonderful friends and mate
But when I fall I get a sore, sore bum
I run everywhere I’m never late
I run in a duathlon with Molly
I know we can work together to win
When we are done we can get a lolly
I will throw my rubbish in the bin
I really love running so very much
I even know a runner who is Dutch
Front crawl, back crawl and fly are hard but fun
Swimming and swimming to the metre flags
I sometimes think that coach looks like a nun
I read a lot of nice, cool swimming mags
Swimming in a swim lane, not into ropes,
Maybe I can finally win a race
Swimming all the strokes fills me with nice hopes
But I will do it at my own slow pace
This is just my life and I love it so
I can dive off a block and not drown…HA!
Don’t go in shallow end or stub your toe
Most people pay for my swimming, thanks ma!
Swimming is my hopes and dreams so SWIM ON!
Once I have swum I might eat a bon bon!!!
I have got a really, really big house
I have a really big fat stupid pug
One day in my house there was a fat mouse
One day I drank out of my farmer’s mug
The numbers of gardens I have are three
My cat once killed a really massive crow
One day my puppy Surge ate a big bee
I went to Canada to watch a show
Gregor is coming to my house in June
My bedroom is the biggest in Bladnoch
Gregor and I are flying to the moon
Nearby my house there is a big long loch
Outside my house there is a big hot tub
Nearby my house there is a little pub
Amazing Wigtown is so fantastic
There is a place called the County Building
I get fun balloons made out of plastic
The county clock bell is always ringing
Go to the golf course it is titanic!
We never get any snow in Wigtown
The spitty drops of rain are gigantic
We are the awesome National Book Town
When it’s sunny you can go to the beach
And play all day with your friends - it is fun!
Going to school can make me want to screech
The person who takes me to school is mum
Sometimes I come with Erin and Bob’s mum
Sometimes we bring out our bikes - it is fun!
Lots of people play at Beddie Play Park
Scads is the biggest smallest store in town
At Beddie play park it gets really dark
There is a big scary pub called the Crown
Scads calls some people really silly names
We have fun water fights at the church hall
We play lots of really silly cool games
We play lots of games that include a ball
There are swings, a seesaw and climbing frame
Scads is the best sweet store in any town
I go to my friend’s house, Mark is his name
All the manky apple cores make me frown
I love living in Wigtown it’s the best
There are a lot of little cheeky pests
Motocross (and some other random stuff)
My sport is motocross; it’s very good
I like to take risks and ride all the time
My diet consists of natural food
(This sonnet is so very hard to rhyme)
Flying fearlessly through the air is best
Tackling corners, passing other people
When I move bikes I have to take a test
It's amusing to jump over steeples
I love to make the bike go sidey ways
Deep dangerous ruts are so very hard
I also love to surf on the big waves
(Did you know that Rabbie Burns was a bard?)
And when I win trophies I feel so proud
Riding motorbikes in front of a crowd
I love farming a lot in the summer
Tractors make me think what they are doing
Most farmers are like Dumb and Dumber
I drive the Case out in field cutting
If the junction's empty give her plenty
Most tractor drivers listen to a song
The best of the best tractor is Massey
When farmers spread slurry it is a pong
Hit the diff and pray she goes all the way
And flat to the mat with a party hat
But farmers do not get very good pay
At lunchtime the tractor drivers can chat
I drive a Massey every day and night
Once some bulls had a big aggressive fight
You really like it when you start scoring.
Goal line technology has now been made.
It is more fun when the rain starts pouring.
Ronaldo is one of the highest paid.
Lionel Messi scores lots of great goals.
I’ve been to lots of good football matches.
At a football match you never find poles.
Goalkeepers make some brilliant catches.
Most footballers roll on the grassy ground.
I am in our fab primary school team.
Where rugby players really like to pound.
In the school there is a balancing beam.
I really like playing as a striker.
I wish I could be a paraglider.
Horses on Holiday
I like to ride in a big arena
But it makes my pony very thirsty
But he won’t drink my purple Ribena
Suddenly a girl arrives called Kirsty
My pony is away on holiday
He is always so absolutely great
He’s with Kirsty’s pony called Hollanday
The plane was leaving and they were so late
But luckily he only just gets on
The plane goes high and makes the ponies shy
Then the ponies press a big red button
They parachute - it makes them really fly!
Then suddenly they land in front of me
I get so scared I have to do a pee!
I would work in a tractor every day
If she is not red keep her in the shed!
The boss doesn’t pay? Stick her in the clay!
And the crone big x is not made of lead
If the traffic is slow give her a tow
When a Deere can not pull a Massey will!
The tractor horse power can not be low
The Case is built as if it was on pills
Massey have reliable tractors now
"Study!" the people said, "Silage!" I said!
The amazing Masseys go boom boom pow
The beast Massey is the nice colour red
I drive the Massey every day and night
A Deere sees a Massey and gets a fright!
Well, budgies can be hilarious birds
They are even funnier than parrots
Some cool types of birds can say funny words
I don’t know if any birds eat carrots
Lots of birds are noisy when they go twit
Birds like flying over some big brick walls
Gorgeous is how you describe a blue tit
Eagles fly like super, huge wrecking balls
Owls can come in lots of different breeds
There is tawny, snow, barn, brown and lots more
Most types of birds feed themselves on some seeds
My budgie’s favourite thing is to ignore
I really like birds as they are so good
Well, that is when they don’t spill all their food!
The Football Game
One day I played a great game of football.
We all went to get our football kits on.
We all went down the very great long hall
When we went down the long hall we saw Don.
We finally got onto the big pitch.
The other team got to start with the ball.
The big man was playing bad and got ditched.
We found out later on his name was Nall.
A guy kicked the ball and off came their boot.
Then someone in our team scored a good goal.
The full time whistle made a big loud hoot.
When I came outside I fell in a hole.
I came back after football and sat down.
I got up and I went to get my gown.
Beaches are so cool with lots of warm sand
Beaches are the best on a sunny day
I don't like rocky ones - they hurt your hand
Ponies like sandy beaches and some hay
You take off your shoes and run in circles
You can see there are boats sailing so free
If you are lucky you will see turtles
Beside the beach there is the great blue sea
Sand is usually yellow; sometimes grey
Did you know sand is lots of little rocks?
And that some people call a beach a bay
The picnic is stored safely in a box
In the picnic I hope there is a bun
When you’re at the beach you can just have fun
I love my pony and she's called Apple
I love to ride my pony lots and lots
I once took my pony to the chapel
I put some pony feed into some pots
My cool pony is very, very fat
My pony’s favourite food is green grass
My pony eats more than a big fat cat
My pony has got lots and lots of mass
I went to fancy dress with my pony
My pony has a very nice mummy
I know a beautiful horse called Tony
Ponies think carrots are very yummy
My best friend has a little tiny foal
My best friend's foal tripped in a big, big hole
In the woods the leaves crunch under my feet
When we go to the forest we climb trees
When it is sunny there is lots of heat
When it is summer there are lots of bees
I like to wander not stay on the track
There are lots of acorns in the forest
At night in the forest it turns pitch black
When the weather changes it’s sometimes mist
In the woods they sometimes chop down the trees
When we have a picnic it is yummy
We eat snacks in the woods and we say please
In our picnic we have things like honey
The forest is a good place to chill out
I really like the woods without a doubt