Haikus For National Poetry Day

Senior School
18 Oct 19

For National Poetry Day, Year 5 explored the wonders of haiku poetry, linking it to this term’s text, Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo.  Haiku is a style of Japanese poetry, written to a specific format: the first line has five syllables, the second line has seven syllables and the third line, again, has five syllables.  Traditionally, a haiku is written on the theme of nature or the seasons; we wrote our haikus to create images of the ocean and the sun, a common theme running throughout Kensuke’s Kingdom.  Have a go yourself and show Mrs Dallamore your creative thinking!

We are in Year 5

We like to learn haiku here

Can you have a go?

Mrs Dallamore

Head of English