St Nicholas Church of EnglandPrimary Academy


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This Unit explores the power of imagery using 'Rabbit in Mixer Survives' by Roger McGough as its focus. 'Pike' by Ted Hughes, 'The Sea' by James Reeves and 'Fog' by Carl Sandburg provide ample material for exploring metaphor and simile. By the end of this Unit children will be able to create their own extended metaphors and have a firm grasp of how a poet creates layered images.

In the non-fiction part of the Unit children will examine the audience and purpose of argument texts and how pejorative and emotive language is used. They read a discursive text that explores whether or not animals should rule the planet. The children will practise creating balanced arguments as well as exploring how to organise a persuasive paragraph.