At the beginning of our work on dragons, we explored lots of vocabulary and images of dragons. We listened to part of The Hobbit by J.R.R.Tolkien, where Bilbo Baggins first sees the terrifying dragon, Smaug. At first, the dragon is sleeping on his hoard of treasure, then he wakes and is outraged that something has been stolen from him. Finally he begins to fly around the mountain, hunting for the thief.
We created some alliteration, and then some similes. Then we used these in our poetry. We wrote cinquains - these are short poems, where the first line has 2 syllables, the next has 4, then 6, 8 and finally 2 syllables again. We had the second line as two verbs, the third line contained alliteration, and the fourth was a simile. The first and last lines had to introduce and sum up the whole feeling.
I think Ash class have done a brilliant job - what do you think?