Year 3 discover poetry… | Independent Primary School Buckinghamshire

Year 3 discover poetry that uses the senses

Year 3 discover poetry that uses the senses

We have really enjoyed using our senses to develop our descriptive writing for poetry. We began with a poem that focussed on our hearing, called ‘Listen’. We thought about all the different adjectives we could use for quiet: hushed, calm, peaceful, soundless, tranquil, silent and still. We tried to write a poem using five different adjectives. We were very successful.

‘It was so hushed that I heard

A feather fall

From a Blackbird’s wing’. -Joe

'It was so still and quiet that I heard

The Borrowers sneaking out

From under the floorboards'. -Isaac

For our second poem we tried to include at least three senses as well as alliteration and metaphors in poems about pineapples. We loved touching, smelling and tasting to help us develop our vocabulary. We created some fantastic images.

‘A swarm of juicy, delicious drips.’ -Joe

‘Sunny waterfalls of sweetness’ -Max

‘Golden, mouth watering rings’ -Daniel

‘A crown of perfect joy’. -Annie

‘Harvested for happiness and enjoyment’. -Kianna

‘Golden waterfalls of juice’.- Chris

‘Puddles of delicious, juiciness’. -Lottie

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