Year 3 have fun reading and writing poems

Year 3 have fun reading and writing poems

This week in Year 3 we have had lots of fun reading and writing poems that use the senses.

We have read ‘The Magic Box’ by Kit Wright and looked in particular at how the poem engages all of our senses. We identified powerful verbs, adjectives and alliteration that the poet had used for effect. Then, we let our imaginations run wild as we thought of magical things that we might like to see, hear, taste, smell and touch, for example: ‘crackles from a bonfire’, ‘a nibble from a chocolate cloud’ and ‘the last wish of a fairy’.

We used adjectives and precise nouns to describe what our boxes were made from – I particularly liked a box that was created from amethyst and flint and lava, with ice on the lid and wishes in the corners!

Next week, we will be beginning our study of St Lucia so it would be interesting to find a travel brochure or look for the Caribbean on a map or globe.

At home to support your child’s learning, you may wish to read a selection of poems or a favourite poem and pick out interesting adjectives and verbs.

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