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Summer 1

Week 5


This week we have continued to explore poetry looking at features of poems such as rhyming pattern, rhythm and the use of techniques such as repetition and alliteration and the effect those have on the reader. We have discussed and listed the wildlife we observed on our river walk. We thought about the creatures and their characteristics. We then used our knowledge of Kennings poems and created our own about our chosen creatures. Mrs Kennerley really enjoyed solving our Kennings poems!

Week 4


This week we have started to look at poetry. Today we watched a montage of water clips. We thought of vocabulary to describe what we observed. We then wrote mini poems in a variety of shapes to represent the flow of water, such as, spirals, waves and meanders. We thought of some amazing vocabulary such as spraying, gushing, pounding and rippling. We also discussed the idea of giving water human characteristics, like 'giggling'. We know this technique is called personification.


We have looked at Kennings poems. Kennings describe what a person, idea or object is or does. Each line consists of either a noun + a noun or a noun + a verb. They work like a riddle. You have to guess what it's all about. Here is an example below about a dog.

We wrote some amazing Kennings, it was lots of fun trying to solve our friends Kennings!


Week 3


At the start of the week we continued to work on our River leaflets. This week we have started to create a leaflet independently about Pendle Primary School. We need to decide on the content independently and refer to the ‘Information Text’ success criteria to help us to include all necessary features.

Week 2


This week we used our knowledge of  information text features to begin to create an information booklet about Rivers for Year 2 pupils. We used the structure of information booklets to create a piece of text including illustrations, labelled diagrams and contents page. We aimed to use age appropriate punctuation and technical vocabulary.

Week 1

Information Texts


This week we have started looking at information texts. An information text is a piece of non-fiction writing which gives information about a particular thing. Today we looked at a leaflet for Bolton Abbey and a leaflet called 'All about Rivers' from the Canal and River Trust.

We studied the leaflets and discussed the features we noticed such as:


  • main title
  • sub-headings
  • bullet points
  • paragraphs
  • pictures and captions
We are studying Rivers during Topic this half term. We looked at the Canal and Rivers Trust leaflet and selected unfamiliar vocabulary. We then worked in pairs to locate the words in a dictionary and record the definition.
We looked at a leaflet for Bolton Abbey. We studied it in detail and then answered a variety of questions. We are becoming more familiar with the layout of information texts.