Two weeks ago you created a book of different list poems. We heard some fantastic poems sent over chat, email and listened to on Zoom. You are natural poets! This week, we are going to continue with our poetry theme.
Day 1- Monday 6th July 2020
Read pages 16-18 and write your own lockdown poem.
Here is an example:
Cawston Park watches and waits.
Suddenly, squealing children enter, laughing.
The rope swing giggles.
The slide smiles.
The trampoline tenses.
A child clutches the thick, frayed rope and swings and sways over the soft sand, shrieking.
Another child skids down the slide, grinding to a sudden halt.
The gentle thump, thump, thump of a distant trampoline provides a steady heartbeat.
Steel springs squeak in rhythm, providing a welcome tune.
Cawston Park sighs and smiles.
Lockdown Park watches and waits.
Suddenly, a sign arrives with shackles.
No squeals. No laughter. No children.
The rope swing stares.
The slide glares.
The trampoline slackens.
No one clutches the thick, frayed rope.
No one swings and sways over the soft, yellow sand. No steady heartbeat. No squeaky tune.
Empty, Lockdown Park scowls and frowns.
Day 2- Tuesday 7th July 2020
Today we will be looking more closely at the vocabulary in the Lockdown Poem.
Read and complete pages 19-21.
Day 3- Wednesday 8th July 2020
Today you will be thinking more about the lockdown poem from day 1 and spotting alliteration! Alliteration is when words that are close together start with the same sound. It helps make images stand out.
For example, The slide smiles.
Read and complete pages 20-24.
Day 4- Thursday 9th July 2020
Today, you will be drafting your poem.
Read and complete pages 25-27.
Day 5- Friday 10th July 2020
Today you will decide on your favourite place or activity. Think about what you do there and how you felt before and after the lockdown then complete your poem.
Read and complete pages 28-29.