‘School Rules Poem’ – in the style of Roald Dahl

First Class have been busy.

They have written a poem about the school rules.


Third Class when they heard it,

thought it was like one Roald Dahl might have written.

It is catchy and funny and talks about icky things like lice.


Third Class decided that they would illustrate the poem.

They looked at lots of Roald Dahl books

and the illustrations by Quentin Blake.

They modelled their illustrations on his.


Here is the poem by First Class

with illustrations by Third: 


Our Classroom Rules

Don’t interrupt, put your hand up


Seats at lunch, thanks a bunch!


When you speak, please be nice.


On a Thursday, check for lice


Keep your classroom nice and clean.


Remember that we are a team.

Flush the loo and wipe the seat


And most important:

Kind words

Kind hands

Kind feet.


Third Class, just click on the picture below to see all your pictures:

Don’t forget Roald Dahl Day is today: 

Saturday 13th September, 2014.

Why not celebrate by re-reading your favourite Roald Dahl book.

2 thoughts on “‘School Rules Poem’ – in the style of Roald Dahl

  1. Roald Dahl is one of our favourite authors too. I didn’t realise that there was a Roald Dahl Day, but great to hear about it and I loved the poem which was very much in his style of mixing humour with creativity.

    The favourite book that i have read to my students is Danny, Champion of the World – with an amazing story and drama and humour (although I don’t think the movie really translated the work to the screen).

    Congratulations on being used as an example on Miss W’s Edublog Challenge as an example page. A special honour but well deserved.

    Mr Webb and Room One, Auroa Primary School, Taranaki, New Zealand

  2. Thanks you so much for your message.
    Roald Dahl Day is on Roald Dahl’s birthday.
    Some classes here and in the UK celebrate it.
    They make ‘dream jars’ and magic sweet mixtures.
    Danny Champion of the World is a great book,
    we do agree and we also agree that in this case
    the film isn’t as good as the book.

    We were honoured to be used as an example of an introduction page
    by Miss W. We are having lots of visitors as a result.
    We aren’t doing the challenge now as the school term has just
    begun here in Ireland, and we are just finding our feet,
    but we hope to do it in March.

    Lovely to hear from you again,
    With every good wish
    Merry Beau and students.

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