‘We’re poets and didn’t even know it!’ – Year 3

This week, the Year 3 children have been working on understanding different types of poems and how poems are expressions of thoughts and feelings. We began the week looking at Haikus – a poem that uses a set amount of syllables per line. There are 3 lines with the first line have 5 syllables, the second having 7 syllables and then the third having 5 again. The children produced some excellent work and showed a brilliant, creative understanding of Haikus.

Here are a few examples of the children’s work:

The children have also been looking at using a kenning to create a poem.  A kenning is a way of describing something using clues rather than saying what it actually is. Each line is normally two words long joined by a hyphen. For example to describe the sun we could use ‘heat-giver’. The children worked exceptionally hard to come up with creative kennings to describe a host of wintery animals. Have a look at some brilliant examples:

Calligrams, or shape poems as they are better known, are a brilliant way of presenting poems. The children in Year 3 explored different poems by famous poets and picked different ways in which to represent them. Have a look at these amazing examples: