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Read these poems about flight. As you read, jot down any interesting words or

phrases about flight.

If I Could Fly

One Small Bird – various poems about birds, some of which focus on flight

 – all written by school children


Discuss: What would you do if you could fly? Where would you go?


What would you see? Would you visit a special place?


Write you own poem about flight.

 You may wish to use the title If I Could Fly, If I Had Wings, or create your own title.

 Try to use some of the interesting vocabulary you’ve collected from the poems you’ve read.

 You could also use a thesaurus to find synonyms for your words.

Don’t worry about making your poem rhyme – it doesn’t need to!

Your poem can just be a series of sentences about what you would do if you could fly.


Write your poem out neatly, illustrate it and share it with members of your household.