Year 2 Onomatopoeic Fireworks Poetry and Art

Year 2 have been working on a piece of firework poetry as we look forward to celebrating Bonfire Night. The starting point was to think about some of the nouns and verbs that can be used to describe fireworks.

This then led to the children exploring onomatopoeia words. These are words that make a sound associated with what is named. We brainstormed many of these for our fireworks poetry. New vocabulary was used such as crackle, whoosh, sparkle and shimmer.

This cross-curricula activity then led to some firework art being produced. The children cut up baking cases to create a fireworks image. Glitter was added. Our onomatopoeic words were then written around the fireworks. The poems will be typed up during ICT sessions using Purple Mash.

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