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This week we are going to look at poetry. There are many different types of poetry but this week we are focusing on poetry that creates imagery.

What is Imagery?

Imagery is a technique using imaginative and descriptive words that stimulate your emotions, imagination or senses.

Imagery is a way of using figurative language in order to represent ideas, actions or objects. While it is largely about painting a picture in the reader's mind, using imagery actually means that the writing appeals to all five of the reader's physical senses - not just sight. In other words, imagery assists a reader in imagining the smell, taste, touch, sight, and sound that the author wants them to.

Watch the video below for some more information on imagery.

What is Imagery?

Different types of language can be used to create an image. Adjectives play an important part. You are already familiar with some figurative language such as alliteration, similes and metaphors.

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Watch the video in the link below and see if you can identify any similes and metaphors.

Today I would like you to revise creating alliteration, similes and metaphors. You can write them in your exercise book.

You are going to explain how great you are by explaining yourself using 3 similes, 3 metaphors and 3 sentences using alliteration. 

Simile Examples

Remember to compare yourself to other things using 'like' or 'as'.

When chocolates are about, I pounce like a cat to devour them.

I am as wise as an owl.

Sometimes when I laugh, I snort like a pig.

Metaphor Examples

Remember to compare yourself to other things; saying one thing IS the other.

I have a heart of gold.

I am a pig at dinner times.

I enjoy being a couch potato.

Alliteration Examples

Remember to try and get two or more words nearby to start with the same initial letter.

I am a happy hard worker.

I cannot control how crazy cats make me!

Teaching terrific Year 4 turns my frown upside down. 

Why not email in your writing? I'd love to see and share them laugh.


It's Monday so please find your ‘Statutory Spelling List Y3 & Y4 Activity Book’ in your packs. Are you starting to notice a pattern? It should look like this:

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I'm sure you know by now some of the pages are upside down wink

Today, please find and complete pages 6 and 10.


In your packs, you have a plastic wallet labelled 'handwriting'. I would like you to write out the words and sentences on unit 15, page 16 in your exercise books. I have attached a photograph below in case the sheet is missing from your pack. Look carefully at the letter formation and at which letters are joined. 

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Warm Up

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