Year 4 have really enjoyed listening to and reading a range of poetry this term. They love poems that are funny and that rhyme or have a definite beat. They are also beginning to understand the power of descriptive language such as metaphors, similes and personification and to use these devices in their own writing.
We had a lot of fun reading and writing haiku poems too. A haiku is traditionally a Japanese poem consisting of three short lines that do not rhyme. The origins of haiku poems can be traced back as far as the 9th century. A haiku consists of three lines, with the first and last lines having five syllables and the middle line having seven syllables.
Here are some of our haiku poems about Varjak Paw, a Mesopotamian Blue cat who is he main character in our class reading book as well as some Haiku’s about other cats and things we see around us.