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Monday 25th January to Friday 29th January




The appropriate Year 5 learning objective is:

To evaluate and edit by assessing the effectiveness of your own and others' writing


Tuesday to Friday - using figurative language and writing a poem to try it out  

The appropriate Year 5 learning objective is:

To use figurative language such as similes, alliteration, metaphors and personification in poetry


Thursday and Friday 28th January

Using figurative language when writing a poem


Over the next two days, express yourself by planning, writing and editing a poem in the style of your choosing, which uses figurative language to create effect.


Choose a subject - you could use the polar animal you wrote about for your report - and make use of figurative language to describe it and emphasise what you feel inspired to write about it.


Final versions should NOT be presented as PowerPoints! 

Handwritten is preferable, with clear joins. 

You could decorate the sheet you write it on.


Below is attached a poetry check list and a poster of the different types of figurative language you could use and the poem we listened to today - 'Bluebottle'.


For more poetry, try exploring:

Bluebottle by Judith Nicholls

Wednesday 27th January


Exploring figurative language further 


Complete this lesson and learn more:


Figurative language in poetry - Year 5 - P6 - English - Catch Up Lessons - Home Learning with BBC Bitesize - BBC Bitesize


A little help if needed:

What is personification? - BBC Bitesize


WOW: Try out your own paragraph personifying an iceberg. Think of it as a character. You can use other figurative language too!


Review: What is figurative language?

Tuesday 26th January


What is figurative language? 


It is language which plays with words to give more powerful images in a reader's mind. It has more effect on a reader. 


A writer can use it to show not tell.


Examples are:  alliteration, simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole and onomatopoeia.


You will recognise some of these words and have probably used some before, so we will revisit some of these techniques to remind you:


What is onomatopoeia? - BBC Bitesize

What is alliteration? - BBC Bitesize

What are metaphors and similes? - BBC Bitesize


TASK: Choose your favourite figurative language of today and use it to create interesting sentences about a favourite object or place. 


WOW: Use each of these figurative language techniques in a paragraph about a favourite object or place


Review: how will you use figurative language to improve your writing?

Monday 25th January


First: you will evaluate yours and other reports.

Do this a stage at a time.


Read any feedback you have received about your own report.


Now use the checklist below to evaluate whether you have included all of the features mentioned in the checklist.


Which ones do you need to include to improve?

Finally, look at and read the WAGOLLS uploaded.


Does your report resemble this in terms of language, sentence structure, accurate punctuation and layout?



NOW, you will edit and improve some or all of your report.


You will need to choose a section or sections of your report to edit and improve and these should be handwritten today using some joins for Year 5 expectations.


An example of a super handwritten report is with the WAGOLLS.



Non-chronological report checklist

Non-chronological Report WAGOLLS