inspirational poems for kids

turn back the clock - johnny hates jazz

we go together - john travolta

Dreambeast says:

What was/ will your final day of school be like?

Write your own countdown of the last six hours. What will happen as each hour speeds past?

p.s. If you had to choose just one, which year in your life has been your 'wonder year' so far? What made it so special?

Also, use the poem as part of a Year 6 Transition and Leavers 

Book. Click the image below.

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The Full Stop Day



Last six hours of primary school

Goodbye is getting near

The sums and sentences all done

The full stop day is here


Last five hours of primary school

Where everything's before

The aims and games and crazes

no one’s crazy for no more


Last four hours of primary school

Surrounded by a class

who'll scatter soon and not return

when summer’s days have passed


Last three hours of primary school

One final lunchtime play

Instead of chasing friends we try

to chase and catch the day


Last two hours of primary school

The clock hands blur and skid

Signing shirts, remembering

the coolest things we did


Last one hour of primary school

where teachers understood

And helped me see I could achieve

for they believed I could


Last half hour of primary school

The assembly we all dread

We cannot sing - us Year Six kings

The crown slips from our heads


Last ever second of primary school

The full stop rings in our ears

But a thousand chapters left to write

We must vacate our childhood site

For time moves on and time is right -

To leave our wonder years


©2009 Mark Bird

Click this link to read more about the story and inspiration behind The Full Stop Day and the latest 2021 twist in my #FullStopDay experience ...

If you use or enjoy the poem, please follow dreambeastpoems on Twitter and remember, it is copyrighted material so you must cite the poem's original source and author. Much appreciated, 


The Full Stop Day features in a brilliant 'Leavers and Transition Book Project' for Year 6.
Click below to find the downloadable and editable files on my blog post.
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click 4 more think poems ...

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wearing mummys clothes
tina gorjalina
the full stop day
home time
harriet half
becky bond
always picked last
a bag called me
he fights
rolling in time