Y6 - Writing
This week we are writing poems. We will explore a number of different types, including:
Ten troublesome teenagers, trod tremblingly towards Tom's tiger
Five fearsome fiddlers, fought ferociously for fifty fingers
We will explore poetry that uses a set number of syllables in each row. Haiku are particularly well known, with a pattern of 5-7-5.
A syllable is a sound block of a word and usually consists of vowel and consonant phonemes. For example, disaster, has three syllables: di/sa/ster. Unambiguous has five syllables: un/am/big/u/ous.
Examples of 'what I am?' Haiku:
I am first with five
Then seven in the middle --
Five again to end.
Green and speckled legs,
Hop on logs and lily pads
Splash in cool water.
In a pouch I grow,
On a southern continent --
Strange creatures I know.