Lila’s Climb – A poem of perseverance

This term, Year 4 have been reading and enjoying The Firework Maker’s Daughter by Philip Pullman.  We are reaching the end of the book now just as our heroine, Lila, is reaching the climax of her journey.  But first she must face the towering task of climbing Mount Merapi – an active volcano!

We discussed shape, repeated refrains, alliteration and rhyme and then gathered exciting vocabulary from the text (and our own imaginations) to create our poems.  What do you think?