This week, we started our new poetry unit linked to cats. During our lessons, we explored what onomatopoeia and assonance are and why we use them in poems before coming up with our own examples of these features.
We started the week enjoying reading a variety of poems about cats before moving onto focusing on the poem 'Scat Cat' by Eleanor Farjeon. We were able to identify examples of assonance and onomatopoeia and use them to help us to write a taster verse of a poem about a dog chasing a cat.
This week, we continued our poetry unit by planning and writing our own poem about a cat chasing a mouse using assonance and onomatopoeia. After working hard to write our 3 verses, we published our poems in neat ready to display around the school.