Year 5 English Home Learning

Week 10


Revisiting your previous learning about alliteration and onomatopoeia, listen to and read this poem “Mermaid’s Lament”. 

Can you write a list of the examples of alliteration and onomatopoeia? 

If you need a reminder, take another look at this link: 

“Lament” means “complaining” or “expressing sorrow”. Can you explain in a couple of sentences why you think the mermaid wrote this poem?  Why is she “lamenting”? 


It might be more helpful to do the reading task before this writing activity.  

Using your knowledge of alliteration and onomatopoeia, read these ocean poems. Can you write your own poem using alliteration or/and onomatopoeia?  

Softly Swishing Sea Swells 

Beach orchestra 


Some words end with the “shus” sound. How many words can you think of that have the ending –tious and –cious? 

Click on this link to give you some ideas.