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John Clifford Primary & Nursery School ‘Be your best. Celebrate success. Together we will be successful.’

Summer 2 Week 3

English 15.06.20

 

This week we are looking at poetry, starting off with one of my favourite poems by Judith Nicholls called ‘Windsong’. It’s from a huge National Trust poetry anthology called ‘I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree’ (which you’ll notice is part of the poem!). The anthology has a different nature poem for every day of the year. 

 

 

‘Windsong’ is a poem written in first person. 

- What do we mean when we use the term ‘first person’? 

- Why do you think some writers choose to write using the first person? 

- What is personification? 

 

Personification video-  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqBZMR83wCg 

 

Can you complete the sentence? 

Personification is...... 

 

 

Read the poem aloud to a grown up, ask them to read it to you. Can you perform the poem to each other? 

 

We would like you think about different kinds of seeds and what they grow.  

Make a list in your homework book of all the flowers, plants and vegetables you can think of that grow from seeds. Don’t spend too long on this, maybe just 2-3 minutes. 

 

Next, choose which seeds you will use for your own poems.  

 

We’d like you to follow the structure of ‘Windsong’. 

 

I am the seed  

that grows ….... 

that gave …... 

to ...... 

to ...... 

…..... 

 

Here are two that I worked on:

 

 

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