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Week 4: 27.04.20 - 01.05.20

Good morning,

This week we are going to focus on different poems.  

Monday and Tuesday

  • "Jabberwocky" is a nonsense poem written by Lewis Carroll about the killing of a creature named "The Jabberwock". It was included in his 1871 novel Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
  • Listen to  the poem.
  • Explanation of a nonesense poem.
  • Powerpoint 1 - The features of poetry.  Children to go through this and complete either the higher or lower sheet about features. 
  • Powerpoint 2 - writing your own poem in the style of 'The Jabberwocky'. Children to go through the powerpoint which will explain in detail the rhyming sequence. 
  • Children to have a go at writing their own stanza, please send through your work to our email address or through purple mash. 


Wednesday and Thursday 

  • Look over powerpoint about the poetry form, Haiku. This is traditionally a Japanese poem, with only 3 lines with a specific syllable count. 
  • There has been a 2do set on purple mash for you to write your own version out. If you are struggling to access puple mash, please complete on a piece of paper amd send over to us via skype or email. 
  • Use these links to read some famous haikus: 
  • This is my version below:
  • Green and speckled legs,
    Hop on logs and lily pads
    Splash in slow water.
  • Can anyone guess what my example is about?



  • Today, we will be looking at another famous poem 'The Highwayman'. This poem is long and has plenty of stanzas, but explores a range of themes such as courage, trust and betrayal, love and violence. 
  • Go through the attached powerpoint and complete the sheet that links.
  • There is no writing poetry but we would like you to look at inferences of the poem. 
  • Once you have completed the sheet, please send over a picture or attachment via email or skype. 
  • In addition, we have set a small activity on purple mash. When you access the 2do, think of a couple of sentences about how the highwayman may have felt.