Tribal Poetry – Haiku & Tanka

This week Class 6 have been learning about Haiku and Tanka, both of which are forms of rhythmic poetry which are usually written about nature. A few of our own poems are below; please leave us a comment to let us know what you think!


By Jake…

Fast leopard running,
Eating up pray as he wants.
Nothing can stop him.

By Anastasia…

I sharpen my blades,
As sharp as a dragon’s tooth,
To saw down the trees.


By Natalie…

Bright and fresh flowers
Blow in the freezing breeze.
Clinging to my legs,
Never seen before my eyes,
Want to pick some but I can’t.

By Elisha…

Going to battle,
Show up and shine in the sun.
It’s a scary thought,
Going to battle with friends,
Me and my friends might get killed.

Alien Story – Natalie

By Natalie…

3013, 17th April, 56:29, day 1

It is the year 3013. My friends (Dominic, Callum, Oliver, Elliot and Keenan) and I live in London near a fighter’s hospital. It is called Strawley Hus (which in English means death hospital!). We hide in one of many little shelters that’s inside the hospital. We have the disappointment of having to live in World War Three where there are bombs exploding everywhere and bullets as sharp as daggers and as painful as death flying everywhere. We only have each other left as family. Oh! Got to go now, dinner time! Disgusting Grusser, a mixture of grass and gruel. YYYUUUCCCKKK!!!!!!!!

 3013, 19th April, 17:73 Day 3

I know I didn’t write in here yesterday but I was very busy. Yesterday something really bad happened. Callum, Keenan and Oliver went outside to get some oil for the hospital nurses (they love oil) when they got shot through both of their arms. I heard them shouting for help and the rest of us raced out and took them into some hospital beds where the nurses cared for them. Luckily they’re ok with just a couple a scars. I hope they recover soon.


Sorry about that, I was needed by a nurse immediately, if we don’t do what the nurses want we’re out, all of us. So we do what we’re told straight away! I hate the nurses and sometimes I have a strange feeling that they aren’t caring for the injured; the injured fighters never fight again after coming here. Tomorrow we’re going to investigate!

 3013, 20th April, Day 4

We went investigating today; we found out a lot about the nurses. All of the secret rooms in the hospital are full with dead fighters and we saw a nurse killing a fighter, eating his flesh and drinking his blood! MEGA YYYUUUCCCKKK!!! It was really disgusting and horrible and basically very scary. When we saw this happen we ran back to the ward that the three boys were on. We looked at all the beds and they were all EMPTY! *SCREAM!