Year 3 Term 3
Poetry: creating effects using sound
Objective 15
Resource Title
  Tournament, Kids' Castle
Type of Resource
  Link to Kids' Castle
Online Resource
  Kids' Castle  
  Information and a selection of pictures about medieval tournaments based in a recreation of Nottingham Castle.  
URL of project


Downloadables available
Downloadable teachers notes
  word file
PDF file
Downloadable worksheets

word file : Writing a tournament poem
PDF file : Writing a tournament poem


In the Classroom

Discuss how sound can evoke atmosphere and create effects. Use onomatopoeia, alliteration, distinctive rhythms etc.

Online activities, instructions or forms
  Submit a poem using the web based form  
URL of online activities  
Linked activities
  Poems on Kids on the Net  
Keywords for extensions: Adaptations for different age groups and abilities, special needs
  KS1 – What words can be used to describe the noise of the Giant walking in Jack and the Beanstalk
KS2 – Visit the Goose Fair section of Southwold Online and look at the photos/videos. What words would describe the images?
External Links
  Southwold Online Goose Fair Project  

NLS framework objective (Year)
NLS framework objective (Term)
NLS framework objective (Number)
NLS framework objective (Name)
  To write poetry that uses sound to create effects, e.g., onomatopoeia, alliteration, distinctive rhythms  
Year group(s) UK - Starting Year group range
Ending year group range

Curriculum Links
  English, Literacy, History  
ICT Skills

Word Browsing

Teacher experience level
Length of time required
  2 - 3 lessons  
Resources required
  Internet Ready PC, Photographs  




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