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Metaphor Poems (Sun/Roast Dinner) - KS2 Text Types: Writing Planners and Model Texts

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This pack contains a number of resources to support pupils when writing a poem that uses metaphors to describe. Two model poems containing metaphors are included to teach this figurative language technique, showing ‘WAGOLL’ (what a good one looks like). There is also an opportunity to revisit prepositions when reading and writing poetry.

The poems could be used as part of a series of English lessons. the pupils final writing task, to write their own poem containing metaphors, could be linked to the theme of the model poems or linked to your current topic or pupils’ interests.

What is included in this metaphors KS2 resource?

  • Metaphor poem model text: Sun - this model text is a poem that describes the Sun using metaphors.
  • Metaphor poem model text: Roast Dinner - this model text is a poem that describes a roast dinner using metaphors.
  • Metaphor poem writing sheet - this contains success criteria for writing poems using metaphors as well as examples of prepositions
  • Metaphor poem planning sheet - this worksheet allows pupils to note ideas for a poem that uses metaphors.
  • Themed writing paper - the writing paper can be used for pupils to present their work.
  • Teacher notes - guidance on how the resource could be used within the classroom

What is a metaphor?

A metaphor is a figure of speech where you say one thing (figuratively) is another thing. It is one of a range of poetic techniques with which children should be famliar by the end of KS2.

Metaphor examples:

  • The sun is a creature of habit.
  • Round green pebbles roll around on my plate.

National Curriculum English programme of study links

Year 3 / 4 Composition
Pupils should be taught to:
- plan their writing by discussing and recording ideas
- draft and write by composing and rehearsing sentences orally ...

Year 5/6 Composition
Pupils should be taught to:
- plan their writing by noting and developing initial ideas ...
- evaluate and edit by assessing the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing

  • Metaphor poem model text: Sun
  • Metaphor poem model text: Roast Dinner
  • Metaphor poem writing shee
  • Metaphor poem planning sheet
  • Themed writing pape
  • Teacher notes
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