Our first English topic of year 2 has been ‘Poetry’. In this topic, we have improved our use of descriptive phrases by describing lots of different bugs!
We began by learning two poems with actions: ‘The Bug Chant’ by Tony Mitton and ‘I Like Bugs’ by Margaret Wise Brown. You could ask us to perform these poems for you at home!
Following this, we decided to do a ‘bug hunt’ to investigate the ‘creepy-crawlies’ that were hiding in our school environment. We found lots of different types of bugs and one even landed on Jessica’s jumper! We worked in pairs to record interesting adjectives to describe the appearance of our bugs and powerful verbs to describe their movement.
We are now using all of our wonderful words to create both independent and group poems. We are also learning how to include alliteration, similes, rhythm and rhyme to make our poems extra-special.
We are having a lot of fun creating our poems and they will be on display outside 2KM’s classroom very soon! We hope you will enjoy reading them!