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W.C. 01.06.2020

05.06.2020 - Friday Activity -

It's a nice and simple Friday Task today. I'd like you to create a piece of Artwork to go with your poem to help inspire your Space Poetry Writing next week!

05.06.2020 - Spellings -

  1. Amateur
  2. Ancient
  3. Bargain
  4. Muscle
  5. Queue
  6. Recognise
  7. Twelfth
  8. Identity
  9. Develop
  10. Harass

04.06.2020 - Word Bank

It is time to decide on a specific 'Space Theme' for you poem today! As long as it is to do with space, I don’t mind which direction you take your poem, as there are so many themes around space that you could cover: the moon, the planets, astronauts, space travel/rockets, Neil Arm Strong, Aliens etc.


Once you have decided on your favourite theme, make a work bank today that includes:

  • metaphors & similes
  • Adverbs & Verbs
  • Rhyming Words
  • Feelings & Emotions.


Please look at the ‘English Help Sheets’ section on the class page to remind you of what these writing terms mean.

03.06.2020 - Space Poetry Examples:

Use your learning from the past couple of days, and read through these poems – both the  Pie Corbett’s Space Poetry LINK (there are three poems on here) and on the Space Poetry Examples Document (there are four examples on here).


Make some notes of the features you find, and any words/phrases that you like.

Try and think about WHY you like certain parts of a poem as a reader, and make some comments along the way to stretch your analysis skills.

03.06.2020 - Poetry Features - Make sure you keep referring to this PowerPoint over the next couple of weeks.

02.06.2020 - Poetry Reading Comprehension –

I bet you all know what I’m going to say… remember to use P.E.E. (Point, Evidence, Explain)

in the answers which require it! The more detail, or ideas you come up with, usually the more marks you gain! 

Using P.E.E. is the most exciting when analysing poetry over other texts, because poems have many hidden meanings and cryptic phrases to explore!

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01.06.2020 - Features of Poetry

I was going to set a slightly different task for today, but then I came across this link!
On this BBC Learning page, there are videos, quiz’s and tasks for you to complete along the way. The worksheets are all there for you to use (you do not have to print these, you can just complete the tasks in your work books).


Once you have followed the page down, completing each activity, there is a section at the bottom which says:

Where next?

In this lesson you have learnt about similes and metaphors.

Click on the links below to find out more.

What are synonyms and antonyms?

What is onomatopoeia?

What is personification?


It is your choice whether you watch these three links and complete today, or, if you click on one each day for a starter Tuesday-Thursday. But I would like you to watch them all to refresh your memory for poetry techniques.