Year 2 – Learning Values Acrostic Poems – 09/03/17
Today, we looked again at our Learning Values and what it means to be a good friend to one another.
We read a story that highlighted the importance of working together and building good relationships. Then we wrote our own acrostic poems based on things like friendships, collaboration and kindness.
Year 2 wrote their under the sea poems today.
Have at look at some of our verses. Can you read them with expression?
This morning in Palm class we shared some of the poems we have found for our homework. We discussed what we like about them and enjoyed listening to a variety of poems.
We focussed on rhyming words and played a game as a whole class to find our rhyming pair!
Then we practiced writing rhyming sentences and made sure we made them as interesting as possible using a variety of adjectives and adverbs.
This morning in Literacy some children shared their poems that they found for their homework. We all listened and discussed what it was about and what we liked about it.
We then explored different poems in a carousel of activities and wrote on post it notes what we noticed about each poem. Some poems didn’t have titles so we thought about what we might call them and why. We recognised rhyming words and wrote down our favourite ones that we found in each poem.
Mr Quint is always saying little poems about people, such as
The sun is out,
The sky is blue.
There’s Mrs Drew!
We thought we would have a go ourselves by sticking to the same amount of lines and rhyming on lines two and four and carefully following the layout and use of capital letters.
We were fantastic at changing the colours on line two and creating our own versions that rhymed perfectly. We performed them to the class.
Keep practising this style of poetry and experiment with colour choices or other words.
Today in literacy, The children of Monkey Puzzle worked collaboratively in groups to interpret and understand the vocabulary choices made by Moira Andrew in ‘Tsunami’; our lead text.
Keeping it a secret from their peers, each group embarked on the challenge of creating a movement piece that represented the text they were given. Each group were given a stanza from the poem and the others had to guess what they were performing.
Each performance was so fantastic, with everybody so focused that it wasn’t difficult to guess which stanza they were performing.
Well done Monkey Puzzle, you have made your teacher very proud of the maturity and engagement you showed to this task!