The aim of poetry is to use words to create an image or describe a feeling. Every word must be carefully chosen to add to the final effect. In these poems the children were focusing on using similes and interesting adjectives to describe a type of weather.

One way to make a poem really come alive is to read it aloud. By performing a poem you can give expression to the words and emphasise the rhythm and emotion that you want to show. Performing poetry is fun; it is like singing the lyrics to your favourite song. Listen to how Year 4 did it and then have a go at reading out some poems yourself.