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We will be focusing on poetry this week. Our work will be based on a poem written by Pie Corbett called 'The Cave of Curiosity'.

 

Monday

Have you ever wondered what it is like in …

★the mountain of imagination,

★the castle of doom,

★the city of wonder,

★the maze of wishes,

★or the cellar of despair?

 

I would like you to create unique settings by combining places and things. Firstly, I would like you to make a list of places.

 

Now you need to think of some abstract nouns.

Here's a reminder of what they are...

Abstract Nouns and Concrete Nouns

Now start thinking about how you can combine the place with an abstract noun.

 

You might want to choose one place and experiment with using different abstract nouns e.g.

The school of laughter

The school of determination

The school of hope

The school of fun

The school of dreams

The school of pride

The school of friendship

The school of possibilities

The school of doom

Finally...think of alliteration to add mood and rhythm to your sentences.

 

Here are some other examples...

The waterfall of wonder

The waterfall of wishes

The desert of death

 

RECORD YOUR WORK IN YOUR GRAMMAR BOOK AS YOU WILL NEED IT FOR TOMORROW.

Tuesday

Today you are going to have a go at creating a simple list poem.

You could take a photograph of your work and send it to me if you would like to 👍

Wednesday

Listen to the poem read by Pie Corbett

 

The Cave of Curiosity

In the cave of curiosity, I created

an angry ant ambling along,

a terrified tarantula tickling a tornado

and a curious computer calling cautiously to the King.

 

In the cave of curiosity, I created

the sound of silence closing its lips,

a hummingbird’s wings flickering,

as the sea silently scrapes the pebbles and ten tired lorries trundle by.

 

In the cave of curiosity, I created

the touch of smooth stones from the summer beach,

the stickiness of honey on a fingertip

and the heat from a teaspoon as it stirs my morning tea.

 

In the cave of curiosity,

I created the coldness of frost as it freckles the windowpane,

the sharpness of a saw as it crunches through wood

and the sadness of a tear as it trickles down a cheek.

 

In the cave of curiosity, I captured

the moon’s cold gleam imprisoned in a box,

the joy of a merry-go–round as it spins like a feral ferris wheel

and the force of a rainbow as it dazzles the sky with a smile that stuns.

 

I would like you to think about the poem

1) Which is your favourite word, line or verse? And why?

2) Which line would you like to change? What would you change it to?

3) Which part of the poem did you find scariest, saddest or most unusual?

4) Find a part of the poem that uses alliteration really effectively.

5) Write Pie a short piece of feedback about his poem.

It could follow this structure:

1. Give some praise

2. Offer some advice

3. Ask a question

Thursday

You will need the phrases that you created on Tuesday.

 

 

KEEP ALL OF THESE IDEAS FOR NEXT WEEK PLEASE.

Friday

Artistic challenge...

Send me a photograph of your picture please...along with the descriptive sentence. I would love to see it! Mrs M:)

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