Kennings Poems Year 5/6


Kennings Poem

Learning Intention

To create a kenning poem that entertains our prep buddies.

Success Criteria

1) Create a voki to read your Kennings Poem.

2) Your audience is you Prep buddies. You are entertaining them.

3) Character should also be suitable to the content of your poem.




What is a Kennings Poem?

A kenning is a way of describing something using clues rather than just saying what it is.

Each line is two words long.


A heat giver

A light maker

Guess what it is?

A paw licker
A day dreamer
A milk drinker
A ball chaser
A dog hater
A mouse chaser
A stroke lover

A great jumper

A water drinker

A straw eater

A strong walker

A race runner

A ball chaser

A crowd pleaser

A fast runner

A sneaky diver

A corner taker

A goal scorer

A mate hugger

How do I write one?

It is not as hard as it seems.


To start each kenning with A ………

A night flyer,

A mouse eater,

A silent swooper


To use verbs to describe the object further ………

A night flyer,

A mouse eater,

A silent swooper

And if you want a challenge use alliteration

A night flyer,

A mouse eater,

A silent swooper

How to do it?

Think about what the subject does….

For example a wolf

  • Comes out at night
  • Eats meat
  • Hunts its prey
  • Lives in the woods
  • Howls at the moon

This becomes…………

A night mover

A meat eater

A prey hunter

A wood dweller

A moon howler


Using verbs to describe

Word Game Activity

Using ‘A’

What does the subject do? Make list

Challenge Alliteration

Electricity Year 6 Science

Learning Intention:

Learn and use scientific language to talk about circuits and electricity

Success Criteria:

I can explain what makes circuits work

I can explain what conductors and insulators are

I can explain effects of changing a circuit

I can explain the role of each component

Topics for Groups

Power source/circuits

Conductors/ Insulators

Series Circuits/Parallel Circuits

Changing Circuits


Extension 1

Extension 2

Can your team plan one circuit that includes two light bulbs, where if one light bulb is taken out, the other light bulb will still light up?


Insulator: Other materials do not let electricity to flow through them, they are called insulators. Plastic, glass, rubber. An insulator is a material or substance that does not allow electricity to travel through it. Plastic, rubber, glass, wood, are all examples of insulators.

Conductors:  Some material let electricity run through them, they are called conductors. Metals and lead are conductors. Almost all conductors are metals, but graphite (pencil lead) also conducts electricity.



Simple circuit

Parallel/Complex circuit


Complete/Incomplete/broken circuit

Other POI:

Copper is the conductor and the plastic coating is the insulator. Switches allow you to make or break a circuit. When the switch is on, the circuit is complete. When the switch is off, we say the switch is broken. Adding more bulbs, lights will become dimmer because they share the electricity the cells share. Adding more cells in a series (a line) will produce more power. Too many cells could make the bulb burn out. Longer wire, the dimmer light. Series circuit, when one light burns out and it’s filament breaks, there is a gap in the circuit.