15 amazing facts about elephants (Poems for KS1 and KS2)

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The Largest Animal on Land

The African elephant is the world’s largest animal on land.

Their ears are big, their trunk is long,

and they can weigh up to two tons!

These gentle giants are often poached,

but they still roam the African plains,

painting the landscape with their huge bodies.

They are a sight to behold and a force to be reckoned with,

The mightiest of all elephants.

Elephant’s tusks are teeth!

Elephant tusks are teeth,
But they are also so much more.
They are symbols of power,
And tools for survival.

Elephant tusks are weapons,
Sharp and deadly when needed.
They can be used to crush bones,
Or to defend against danger.

Elephant tusks are symbols of strength,
And reminders of the power of nature.
They are a part of who elephants are,
And help define their place in the world.

Elephants tusks are teeth

Elephants have amazing memories

 

Elephants have amazing memories
Of their friends and family
They never forget a face
Even after years have passed
And they always seem to know
When someone is in need
They are truly remarkable creatures
And we can all learn a thing or two
From these amazing animals.

The African elephants’ ears

African elephants have large ears shaped like the continent of Africa
Their trumpeting calls can be heard for miles,
And when they run, their heavy bodies shake the ground.
Africa is their home, and they are a sight to behold.
In the morning light, their tusks gleam white,
As they walk through the long grasses, searching for food.
Their babies are so adorable, with big brown eyes,
And when they trumpet it sounds like a song.
African elephants are magnificent creatures, and we should all appreciate them!

African elephant ears

Asian elephants have smaller ears

 

Asian elephants have smaller ears
And they’re shaped like India
Their skin is wrinkled and grey
They’re known for being very gentle
Though they’re still quite large
Asian elephants are a beautiful sight
And they’re definitely worth a look.

Indian elephant ears

There are Three Species of Elephant

The elephant is one of the largest land animals on the planet.
There are three species of elephants: the African Savannah elephant, the African Forest elephant and the Asian elephant.
The African Savannah elephant is the biggest of the three, with males weighing in at around two-and-a-half tonnes.
The African Forest elephant is smaller, with males weighing in at around two tonnes.
The Asian elephant is smallest of all, with males weighing in at around a tonne.
All three species have a long trunk which they use to pluck food from the ground, as well as to drink, shower and dust themselves in mud.
Elephants are also able to swim quite well!

Elephants can hear through their Feet

Elephants can hear through their feet
They can feel the ground shake
They can hear the trodden earth
As an elephant passes by
The vibrations travel through their feet
And up to their ears
So they can always be aware
Of what’s going on around them.

Elephants Honour Their Dead

Elephants have a way of life,
A way of living that is very precise.
They always put their family first,
And show great respect for their dead.
When an elephant dies,
The others gather around and mourn,
Picking through their dead friend’s hair,
In a way that is both touching and sad.
For elephants, death is a time to reflect,
On all the good times they shared together,
And to remember the one who has passed,
With love and honour in their hearts.

 

Elephants use sunscreen

 

Elephants are gentle giants
Mud is their sunscreen
They have very sensitive skin
Which needs to be kept covered
The mud blocks the sun’s harmful rays
And helps keep them cool in the heat
Elephants are gentle and loving creatures.
Who use their natural sunscreen
To protect their delicate skin

 

Elephants and mice

Elephants and mice
They are so different
Elephants are big and strong
Mice are small and weak
But they both have something in common
They both love to eat
Elephants love to eat leaves and trees
Mice love to eat cheese and crackers

BTW Elephants are not afraid of mice!

 

Elephants can swim

 

Elephants can swim
they use their trunk to breathe like a snorkel in deep water.
They’re not afraid of getting wet
their sturdy trunk can hold their breath long enough
to stay underwater and explore.
The other elephants watch from the shore
as the ones who’ve ventured into the water
come back up, dripping and happy.

 

100,000 muscles in their trunk

Elephants have 100,000 muscles in their trunk
They can use it for drinking, bathing, and holding onto things
The trunk is also very strong
Elephants can use it to pick up things that are very heavy
Or to push things out of their way
The trunk is a very important part of an elephant’s body
And they use it all the time.

Elephants can walk backwards.

Elephants can walk both forwards and backwards
They’re not just stuck in one direction
This big animal is so graceful
It can move its trunk whichever way it wants
And it can walk backwards with such ease
Elephants are one of my favorite animals
I’m glad they can walk in more than one way.

Elephants scatter seeds around the forest

Elephants are one of the most important seed dispersers in the forest.
The seeds of many plants travel through their digestive system and are deposited elsewhere in their droppings.
This is an important way for plants to spread and reproduce, and it would not be possible without elephants.
Thank you, elephants, for helping to carry the seeds of life!
The plants have a much better chance to thrive.

Elephants and mirrors!

Elephants can recognise themselves in a mirror
They are not surprised
Seeing their huge form
Staring back at them
They know they are unique
Large and strong
Commanding attention
In the herd or on their own
They are happy in their skin.

Outside My Window Poems

These Outside my window poems were inspired by a challenge to write a piece called “Outside my window”. I decided to use my AI (you can buy a subscription to it here) to write on this topic.

You may want to print a few out, let your children pick out their favourites and then have a go at writing their own poems.

Please feel free to share any poems they – or you – write, in the comments.  I look forward to reading them!!

Outside my window

The sky is clear and blue,

A bright sun shining down.

The trees are swaying in the breeze,

Leaves rustling as they fall.

Birds are singing in the trees,

Happy chirping filling the air.

The grass is soft and green,

A gentle breeze blowing through it.

The world is so beautiful,

And I am so lucky to be able to see it.

Outside My Window Poems
Outside My Window Poems

Outside my window

I sit and watch the world go by
Out my window pane
I see the people as they pass
And all the things they’re wearing
The cars that drive too fast
The children laughing and playing
The birds in the sky

The Cat outside my window

Lately, I’ve been obsessed with watching the cat
Outside my window and it’s been a blast
I’m not sure if it’s chasing the birds or just playing
But it’s fun to watch it leaping and darting
The poor thing probably thinks it’s its own kingdom
But really, all it is is a small cat

Small cat

The world outside my window

The world outside my window is a kingdom
A kingdom of green trees and blue skies
A kingdom of fresh air and warm sunshine
A kingdom where the birds sing sweetly
And the flowers are bursting with color

This is a kingdom I’m happy to be part of
A kingdom where I can breathe deeply
And feel my heart fill with joy
This is a place where I can find peace
And listen to the whispers of love.

The weeds outside my window

Weeds are growing up high
and the flowers are blooming wild
The petals are so soft and pink
They were made to be kissed
The bees are buzzing around
Getting nectar from every flower
The sun is shining down
Making everything look so bright

The bees outside my window

The bees are busy today
Collecting pollen from all the flowers
They’re working so hard
And making so much noise
I can’t help but stop and watch them.

Bees

Outside my window

I can hear the leaves rustling in the wind
I can hear the birds singing
I can hear the children laughing
I can hear the traffic noise
I can hear the dog barking
I can hear the cat meowing
I can hear the wind blowing.

Outside my window the wind is blowing

 

Outside my window, the wind is blowing
Trees are swaying and the leaves are flowing
The wind is such a beautiful sight
I love to watch it in the morning light
It’s like a dance that’s free and wild
The wind is always moving and alive.

Outside my window the morning begins

I see the sun rise,
A gentle light that spreads across the sky.
The birds start to sing,
And the world slowly comes to life.
There’s a chill in the air,
But it doesn’t bother me.
I’m happy to be alive,
To witness this beautiful morning.

Sunrise

The sun is up

The sun is up and the birds are singing
The squirrels are chasing each other around
The people down the street are going to work
And the kids are on their way to school

It’s just another day in the life of
Outside my window.

People walking by

People walking by
On the sidewalk
With their heads held high
Not paying me any mind
I watch them as they go
Some with smiles, some with frowns
But all of them moving forward

It’s interesting to watch them
As they go about their day
For I can see a little bit of their story
In the way that they walk

I wonder where they’re going
What they’re thinking about
What might be happening in their lives
For just a moment, I can imagine myself in their shoes.

People walking by

Sitting, watching

I sit and watch the world go by
Outside my window
People travel here and there
So many going somewhere
I wonder where they’re all headed
Do they know where they’re going?
Do they care?
Maybe some do, maybe some don’t
All I know is that it’s a beautiful sight
To see the world outside my window.

A world outside my window

There’s a world outside my window
A world of children at play
They don’t know of life’s troubles
They’re just living in the moment

They run and they jump and they laugh
They don’t care if it’s raining or not
They’ll find a way to have some fun
Regardless of what’s going on around them

I watch them and I can’t help but smile
For I remember what it was like to be that age
To have nothing but the present to worry about
And I’m grateful for that memory

It’s raining

Outside my window it’s raining
A lullaby to soothe my pain
The pitter-patter on the roof
Is like a love song soft and smooth
A storm is brewing but I’m content
For right now all I need is this moment
The grey skies and misty air
Are like a guardian angel here
Keeping me safe and warm
Until the sun decides to come out again.
And gazing at the world outside
It’s a beautiful sight
With so much to see
There’s always something new
happening that I haven’t noticed before

I love looking out my window

The colours are so vibrant
And the sky is so blue
I can’t help but smile
As I take it all in
It’s such a wonderful thing
To be able to look out and see everything.

The workers pass by

Outside my window,
A constant hum of voices
As the workers pass by.

I watch them as they go,
So busy with their day.

There’s a sense of purpose there,
Of marching forward and never looking back.

I can only imagine the stories they could tell,
If only I could hear them speak.

I sit and watch

I sit and watch the world go by

So many people on the move

None of them taking the time to stop

And enjoy what’s right in front of them

I take a deep breath of the fresh air

And let it all wash over me

It’s so calm and peaceful here

outside my window.

I see the sea

Outside my window,
I can see the sea,
With its waves crashing
Against the shore.
I can smell the salty air,
And feel the breeze blowing
Through my hair.
It’s so peaceful here,
And I can’t help but stop
And soak it all in.

The mountains rise

Outside my window, the mountains rise
Majestic and proud, they touch the sky
Evergreen trees grace their slopes,
Catching the snow as it falls from on high.
In the summer wildflowers grow,
And in the fall the leaves turn to gold.
The view from here is like a painting,
A landscape that’s been carefully planned.
I sit and stare for hours on end,
Forgetting about all of life’s stress.
It’s so peaceful here, I could stay forever,
Lost in the beauty of these mountains.

 

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Poems about Places in London for KS1 and KS2

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Europe’s biggest city- London

Europe’s biggest city- London

The city that never sleeps

The centre of the world

The place where the old and the new collide

The home of kings and queens

A city of culture and history

London is a city that has something for everyone.

London is the capital

London is the capital
The city that never sleeps
It’s always buzzing with life
There’s always something to do
From museums to parks
There’s something for everyone
London is a city that you must see.

The London Tube

The London tube is a thing of beauty
It’s like a big dark snake
Coiling through the city
Carrying people to their destinations
In a hurry
The tube is always busy
People rushing to get on
And off again
Always in a hurry
The London tube is a thing of beauty

London tube map

The London Tube Map

The tube map is so vast and complex
With stations spanning far and wide
There’s a route for everyone, whatever their need
Whether travelling for business or pleasure

The map is always there, ready to help
Guiding you to your destination
And with its bright colours and easy-to-read design
It’s never been simpler to get around London.

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace, a tourist’s dream
The home of the Queen and her family
A place where history is alive and well
One of the most famous buildings in the world
Inside and out it’s a sight to behold
No matter how often you see it, it never gets old.

The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum
Is a world of history and art
It’s a place where you can learn about the past
And see the present in a new light
There are sculptures and paintings galore
And exhibits that will capture your heart
It’s a place where you can explore and discover
And learn about different cultures near and far
So if you’re looking for a fun day out
The Victoria and Albert Museum is the place to go.

The London Eye

The London Eye

The London Eye is a giant wheel,
Offering views of the city below.
It’s a popular tourist spot,
Especially for those who love to sightsee.
From up high, you can see all the landmarks,
The Tower of London and Westminster Abbey.
You can also see St. Paul’s Cathedral and Buckingham Palace,
All while relaxing in your glass pod.

Madame Tussaud

Madame Tussauds in London

Come one, come all to see the sights
Of London’s Madame Tussauds
The wax replicas of famous figures
In history and pop culture
Stand here, sit there, so lifelike
It’s hard to tell them apart.
Journalistic integrity
Requires I do not give away the surprises.
But rest assured, it’s an experience
You won’t want to miss.

https://www.madametussauds.com/london/ 

The London Planetarium

The London Planetarium
Is a place of wonder and amazement
For people of all ages
It’s a place where you can explore the universe
And learn about the planets
It’s a place where you can experience the stars
And feel like you’re floating among them
It’s a place where you can discover new things
And see the universe in a whole new light
If you’re ever in London, be sure to visit the planetarium
You won’t regret it!
It’s a celestial sanctuary
Where you can lose yourself in the universe.

Houses of parliament and Big Ben

The Houses of Parliament

The Houses of Parliament sit on the Thames,
Glimpsing downstream to the London Eye;
Facing the river, their back to the City,
The medieval palace now a seat of power.

Rising in grandeur above the weathered stone,
Elizabeth’s turret and Big Ben’s great clock,
They are symbols of our British heritage,
Majestic reminders of bygone days.

Big Ben

I’ve heard that Big Ben is the biggest clock
In the land, and it’s really something to see
It’s so big and bold, with a voice that’s so loud
And each strike of the bell is so clear
People come from all around just to hear
The sound of Big Ben ringing in their ear
This famous clock is something unique
It’s stood the test of time and still ticks
Everyone should have the chance to see
The legendary Big Ben in London

St Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul’s Cathedral

I am St. Paul’s Cathedral,
Named after the Patron Saint of London.
I have stood here for many years,
A witness to the city’s growth.

I have been a place of worship,
A shelter in times of need.
I have been a symbol of strength,
And a beacon of hope.

My doors have welcomed kings,
And my walls have held the poor and homeless.
I am more than just a building,
I am an important part of London’s history.

Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum in London

This is a museum of natural history
Filled with fossils and bones of dinosaurs
It’s a place where you can explore the past
And learn about the animals that once roamed the earth.

The museum has everything from mammoths
To sabre-tooth tigers and giant sloths
You can see exhibits on insects and plants
And learn about the human body too
It’s a place where you can discover new things
Every time you visit, without fail.

River Thames

The River Thames

The River Thames flows through the heart of London,
seeing all that happens in this great city.
The river is a witness to the good and bad,
the happiness and sorrow.
It carries people on its banks and boats on its waves,
bringing them to their destinations.
The River Thames is a symbol of life in London,
and it will continue to flow long after we’re gone.

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge is one of the most iconic bridges in London.
It’s a drawbridge that was built over a hundred years ago.
The views from the bridge are stunning, and it’s a must-see for visitors.
Tower Bridge is a British symbol, and it’s a vital part of the city’s infrastructure.

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey,

home to kings and queens,
a place of history and mystery.

Architectural beauty surrounds you,
with carvings and sculptures on every wall.

The stained glass windows shed light,
filling the church with a rainbow of colours.

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site,
it is one of the most visited places in the world.

Westminster Cathedral

Westminster Cathedral stands so tall and proud
A beacon of light in the heart of London town
Its grandeur is matched by its beauty
And its soaring spires can be seen for miles around
The faithful come to pray and worship here
And marvel at the stained glass windows that dot the walls
It’s a place of peace in the midst of chaos
A holy sanctuary that welcomes all.

The Science Museum in London

The Science Museum is a place of learning,
A place where people can come to explore and discover.
It’s a place where you can be inspired by the wonders of science,
And learn about the world around you.
The Science Museum is a place where you can have fun too,
With exhibits that are both educational and entertaining.
So if you’re looking for a place to learn and have some fun,
The Science Museum is the place for you!

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