ive got 4 days with yr 5 to cover the power of imagery unit for poetry. Basically its normally a yr5/6 class, but ill b doing it with all the yr5's whilst yr 6's are doing sat's prep. Its a lot to cover in less than a week. Ive got a rough overview, was just looking for some advice on how to manage the timing etc. Day 1: looking at metaphors. Going to look at empire state of mind by Alecia Keys (concrete jungle!), and the poem city jungle by Pie Corbett. Get them to write their own metaphors, using visual stimuli. Eg give them a golf ball, and ask them to come up with a metaphor, eg the moon is a golf ball Day 2: looking at personification.look at the river by valerie bloom and the sea by james reeves. will then give them images of the planets and solar system, show them video clips of the planets moving, and get them to think about describing them as if they were a human Day 3:start to plan own poem which will be based on earth and space. will listen to the planets by Holst and get them to imagine what the planets are like, brainstorm similes, metaphors and more personification. Look at poem the moon speaks by james carter and model how to use poetic devices to create more imagery Day 4: write own How does it sound timing wise?