Creating Kenning Poems with Year 4

Elmhurst School for Boys

22nd January 2015

In Creative Writing, Year 4 have enjoyed looking at different forms of poetry. One of these forms is Kenning Poems.

We learnt about the format of a Kenning Poem and also the importance of the rhythm when writing and reading one.

This topic has really allowed the boys to gain a greater understanding of poetry including the different techniques that can be used in poetry.

The boys then wrote their own poems, starting with one about their Mums and then moving on to an animal or another family member. Here are the results:

‘Mum’ by Akbar
She’s a sadness stealer
Nightmare fighter
Homework Helper
Wrongness righter
Gold Star carer
Sweetie sharer (well somethimes)

Cookie giver
Bandage sticker
Great game player
Night fear slayer
Treat dispenser
Chocolate sensor (how come she always knows!)

She’s my wonderful mum
My number one
Second to none
She is my mum

Mum!


‘Wolf’ by Matthew
It’s a
Night creeper
Moon howler
Meat eater
Fence leaper
Man scarer
Person pouncer
Cat growler
Grass hider
Forest roamer
Ground smeller
Skin ripper
Animal destroyer
Rodent chaser
Wolves!


‘Dog’ by Isaiah
It’s a
Loud barker
Good companion
Loyal friend
Tail chaser
Ball player
Human saver
Cat hater
Trouble maker
Postman biter
Messy eater
Fast runner
Walk lover
Bone seeker

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