Friday 22nd January 2021
WALT sequence and illustrate a poem
All week we have been exploring weather poetry. You have successfully written your own fantastic poems packed full of exciting vocabulary!
Today, we are going to look at one more poem. In the live lesson, you had to be detectives and work out what the poem was about from the picture clues. For your activity today, you will need to put the jumbled up poem verses in the correct order. Read the poem carefully and draw illustrations (pictures!) around each verse based on what it says about each season e.g. 'dry and brown' is referring to crunchy autumn leaves!
As always, if you have enjoyed performing this week, we would love to see any more videos!
The task sheet is the same, however to challenge yourself you can look at the extra star tasks below.
One star - sequence the poem in the correct order and draw pictures around each verse. Challenge - underline the adjectives in the poem
Two stars - sequence the poem in the correct order and draw pictures around each verse. Challenge - replace some of the adjectives in one verse about a season to make it your own e.g. dry and brown -> crunchy and orange
Three stars - sequence the poem in the correct order and draw pictures around each verse.
Challenge - rewrite a verse (or the whole poem if you like!) about seasons to make it your own
Thursday 21st January 2021
WALT write a poem
Today, we are putting all of our skills we have learnt this week into practice! Choose a star activity you feel comfortable with. The one star is filling in gaps into the existing poem and the three star is to completely rewrite the original with your own ideas.
Remember to include:
We can't wait to see your fantastic poems! If you would like to upload a video of yourself performing your poem, we would LOVE to see it!
Wednesday 20th January 2021
WALT use alliteration
This week we are building up to writing our own weather poem. We have learned about rhythm, using expression and identified adjectives. Today, we will be learning about alliteration which is a skill you find in poetry to add excitement and interest for the reader.
Alliteration is where you use the same initial sound to begin two or more words e.g. Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper!
In the live lesson, Miss Wakley demonstrated alliteration using animals. You will be applying these skills to weather poems. Choose the star activity you feel confident with. If you don't have a printer, you can just write your words and a picture on paper!
Tuesday 19th January 2021
WALT use adjectives to describe
Yesterday, we looked at some weather poems and performed them (which were absolutely fantastic!).
Today, we are looking at the poem we will be basing our own poem from and identifying adjectives. You have two tasks to complete.
Look at our focus poem for this week and highlight all the adjectives. If you would like to, you can also use the other poems from yesterday to collect exciting adjectives from. You might want to use these in your own poem.
One star - write down adjectives or phrases to describe each type of weather e.g. boiling sun
Two stars - write down adjectives and phrases to describe each type of weather. You can challenge yourself by using two adjectives next to each other e.g. boiling hot sun
Three stars - write down adjectives and phrases to describe each type of weather. You can challenge yourself by applying your ideas into a sentence e.g. I can feel the boiling hot sun on my skin.
You will use all of these ideas for your own poem later this week!
Monday 18th January 2021
WALT retell a poem using expression
This week, we are looking at weather themed poems! For your lesson today, we would like you to be creative and demonstrate an understanding of using expression.
Choose one of the weather themed poems to rehearse at home and perform. You might want to add actions, make sounds, dance, or dress up to add to your performance! Think about the words being used and how they make you feel. Should you read quickly or slowly? Are there rhyming words? Repeating patterns?
You can take a picture of yourself or it would be fantastic to hear you performing your poem if you would like to upload a video. You may need to use a compression app to fit the video to size.
If you would like to listen to poetry being performed, Michael Rosen videos on YouTube are brilliant!