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

Summer 2 Week 5

Writing WC 29.6.20 


This week we are looking  ’What is Green?’ (page 105) and ‘What is Pink?’ (page 208) from the ‘I am the Seed that Grew the Tree’ poetry anthology. 


We want you to think about: 

- How do writers create strong images for the reader in poems? 

- Why is it important to create strong images in poems? 


What is imagery? 

Watch this video and write a short description of what imagery is.  


Next, have a look at the colours below. Write a quick description of what each 

colour makes you think about 



Now, in the space on the next page, draw an image that represents the colour that you’ve been given.  

What will you include? 


Consider the following things when you start drawing 

your image: 

– Any objects that your colour makes you think about 

– Any feelings that your colour makes you think about 

– Any settings that your colour makes you think about 


Look at the two poems for this lesson: ‘What is Green?’ by Mary O’Neill and ‘What is Pink?’ by Christina Rossetti. 




- What colours can you identify in the poems? 

- Which is your favourite piece of imagery in each poem? 

- Which line do you think is most effective in each poem? 

- Can you identify any lines that evoke objects, feelings or 

particular settings? 


Now it’s your turn! Write a sentence that includes or evokes your chosen colour. When you’re finished, read it out to a grown-up or sibling so that they can guess which colour you have chosen and how successful your imagery is. 


Extension Task: Write a whole poem of your own which 

evokes your chosen colour.