Forestdale Primary School

Believe - Aspire - Excel


See below for instructions for the craft activities


Lesson 1

LI: To features and language of a poem.


Create a list about things you like and dislike about the night.

Look at the poem Bully Night in your pack.

Why is the night compared to a bully?

Why does the poem stop suddenly after ‘the’?

What might the poet mean by fast awake?


Using your copy of Bully night using different colours can you identify;

  • The verses – Stanzas
  • Rhyme
  • Repetition
  • Where does the rhyming take place?

Lesson 2

LI: To understand onomatopoeia

Read the sound collector poem in your pack.

Can you identify the verses (Stanzas)?



Onomatopoeia  words are words that sound like the object or action they describe.

Eg. Hissing, purring and popping

Highlight the onomatopoeia words in The Sound Collector.



On lines 2 and 4 in each of the verses (stanza) we can see rhyming couplets

Eg. Lock and clock

Flakes and makes



Using the poem as a model to write a verse to add to the poem.

Lesson 3

To write personification sentences

Read Bully night and the moon poems in your packs.

Highlight any personification you can find in the poems

Personification is where we describe something that is as if they are human, for example;

The candle flame danced in the dark.

Here we same the flamed danced – a flame cannot dance as such but we have described it as though it was human.


Using the sheet in your home learning pack connect the object to the human quality and write personification sentences.


Awards we have received so far.

  • Primary Science
  • Healthy Schools
  • Health for Life
  • Artsmark Award
  • EEF
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Music Mark