Children share poems about animals, written from their own observations. Similes are used effectively to build rich imagery in each case.

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First broadcast:
26 April 2007

Ask the class to watch the clip, choose their favourite poem and discuss with a partner why they have chosen this poem. Allow them to listen to their chosen poem again and ask them to analyse their poem in terms of its structure eg use of rhyme, similes and so on. Allow the children to choose their own animal and by looking at images of this insect firstly plan their writing by formulating interesting similes and then use these to write their own poem using the identified structure of their chosen poem.