A two week poetry unit focusing on the theme of villainous characters. The lessons entail an analysis on ‘The Spider and the Fly’, and ‘The Raven’. The children will spend time learning about the narrative of both poems, analysing them for poetic devices and then practicing and performing the poems. The language used in both poems is challenging and provides a good opportunity for children to delve into older language and use their contextual knowledge to try and pick apart the word.
The lessons shall then progress to the children using the narrative focus of The Spider and the Fly’ to create their own poem on a predator and prey at a level that we do not often see, incorporating the poetic devices that they have been analysing.