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KS2 Poems (Year 5 and 6 Spring Writing) - Figurative Language: Blossom

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Explore poetry using this spring themed writing pack for pupils in UKS2. Pupils will read a short poem describing apple blossom, identifying figurative language (similes, metaphors and personification) used in the free verse.

Pupils will look at images of a variety of spring flowers and blossom, exploring how these could be described using similes, metaphors and personification before writing their own poems.

What is included in this KS2 Poems resource pack?

  • Model poem – Spring Blossom
  • Spring flowers image cards
  • Planning sheet
  • PPT writing prompt
  • Themed writing paper
  • Teaching notes with guidance on how the resources could be used

What is figurative language?

Figurative language uses words and ideas to suggest meaning and creates a vivid image for the reader. In KS2, metaphors, similes, personification, onomatopoeia and alliteration are usually explored. It is commonly used in fiction and poetry.

National Curriculum English Programme of study links

READING

  • Pupils should discuss and evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language, considering the impact on the reader.

WRITING

  • Pupils should be taught to plan their writing by noting and developing initial ideas, drawing on reading and research where necessary.
  • Pupils should be taught to draft and write by selecting appropriate grammar and vocabulary, understanding how such choices can change and enhance meaning.

  • Model poem – Spring Blossom
  • Spring flowers image cards
  • Planning sheet
  • PPT writing prompt
  • Themed writing paper
  • Teaching notes with guidance on how the resources could be used
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