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Year 4 experiment with figurative language

Year 4 experiment with figurative language

This week, Year 4 have enjoyed experimenting with figurative language to convey imagery in poetry. Focusing on volcanoes, the children brainstormed similes, metaphors and examples of personification to help communicate the power, awe and danger of an eruption. We then looked at rhyme structure and worked out strategies for finding rhyming words and how to set rhyme patterns up in our poems.


Tornado of smoke
Wielding his lightening whip
Causing a fright
When he makes a tree flip

Olivia P:

The crater is violent
It's a mouth of hell
Magma is deep below
Like Death's wishing well


A volcano is a werewolf
A deadly ash cloud
As the lava runs down
There's an ear splitting sound

The children also looked at the structure of Haiku and practised finding the right number of syllables for each line (1st line: 5 syllables, 2nd line: 7 syllables, 3rd line: 5 syllables). You may wish to try writing some of your own at home.


When it all goes boom,
Hot bubbly magma burns
Death shall come to you
Costume slips for the Easter Production have been sent home in reading records this week along with a reminder of the performance date - 2.45pm on Wednesday 29th March in Great Missenden Hall. Could all children please make sure they are going over their lines and thinking through their stage movements as we will be having our last few rehearsals next week. Thank you!

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