For the last couple of weeks in English, we have been exploring different types of poetry. We read poems linked to rivers and performed them in class. Some of us used actions to help us to remember them. I talked to the children a lot about when they are reading poetry and how they should perform it, so thinking about their tone, intonation and expression carefully. They have all worked really hard and have been enthusiastic when performing. We have looked closely at poems and how they use figurative language to paint an image in the reader's head. We have identified features of poetry, including personification, metaphors, similes and alliteration.