Junior School

A school where everyone can succeed

Week Beginning 4/5/20

Poetry Week

This week our literacy work is going to based on this poem written by Kit Wright. If you click the link below you can watch Kit reading his poem.

Lesson 1 - Create interesting phrases

Using the list of words below, match 2 or 3 words together to make interesting phrases.

  e.g.  carrot monster

If there are any words you do not understand please use a dictionary to find out their meaning.

 e.g. Mighty - Having superior power or strength

           -  of great size; huge

Try writing sentences with your new interesting phrases. Remember to try to include impressive Year 4 writing features (expanded noun phrases, verbs, adverbs, fronted adverbials)

 e.g.  While I was sleeping, the enormous, hairy carrot monster with giant claws, crept into the kitchen searching for his orange prize.


Lesson 2 - Alliteration


Alliteration is when a sentence or phrases has many words that start with the same sound e.g. six sausages sizzle on the searing flame. Poets often use alliteration to help build an image in their readers mind.

Read the examples of the first page and come up with words to describe the pictures/things on the second page (remember the words need to start with the SAME SOUND).


Lesson 3 - Personification


Personification is when human qualities are given to animals, objects or ideas

e.g. The lightning danced across the sky.

  The wind howled in the dark night.


In each example of personification identify what is being personified and what human quality/ability is it being given.



 The lightning danced across the sky.


What is being personified?     The lightning

Which human trait or quality is given?     Dancing 

Lesson 4 - Features of Poems



A metaphor is a word or a phrase used to describe something as if it were something else:

For example, 'A wave of terror washed over him.'

The terror isn't actually a wave, but a wave is a good way of describing the feeling.


Use this website to help you remember the difference between a simile and a metaphor


Find the different examples of metaphors used in the text. 



'The Magic Box' Comprehension


1. In verse 1, which word below is a synonym of swish?






2. In verse1, find the example of alliteration


3. Find and copy one word, from the second verse, that means the same as grumbling


4.In verse 2, find and copy the verb from the last line.


5. In verse 3, which word could the writer have used to replace ancient?





6. In verse 4, the preposition on is used to describe 2 characters find and copy the 2 lines.


7. In the 5th verse, what is the meaning of the word fashioned?

To destroy something

To take an item apart

To make or produce something

To decorate an item


8. In verse 5, there is a metaphor, find and copy the example the writer uses.


9. Which word has the writer chosen, that means it is unknown or unseen by others?





Lesson 5 - Plan and Write Your Own Poem


Design your own Magic Box


Use your imagination and think of your own magic box. Draw you magic box and add colour.

Write Your Own Poem


Use your imagined magic box and write a poem about the things you would put inside and what it is made of.

Choice 1 - write your own poem

Choice 2 - use the layout of original poem and fill in the gaps to