Blitz Poetry by Year 5 2 Mar 2020

Year 5 have written some excellent pyramid poems about the blitz.

They started by watching some British Pathe news reels about the London and Manchester Blitz. They were able to magpie lots of amazing vocabulary from the film to use in their writing.
Pyramid poems have a structure: the first line contains one word, the second line contains two words and so on. By asking the children to write within such a rigid structure, it forces them to make word choices, creating powerful and concise poems.