Positive Personification

Yesterday, Year 3 learnt how to use personification in their writing, for the very first time. I anticipated this to be a tricky task for some, however I was completely blown away by how quickly ALL of the children grasped the concept that personification is ‘giving inanimate objects human features’!

After a super start, we looked at the famous balcony scene between Romeo and Juliet and agreed that this was indeed a positive part of the story and agreed this would be a great opportunity to practise using personification in our own writing. The children began by listing inanimate objects that could be in the setting such as; the balcony, flowers, the moon, the sky, trees, grass and stars. They then used ‘positive’ verbs such as; smiled, giggled and danced to bring their objects ‘to life’. To finish, the children used their initial ideas to then write a whole paragraph to describe the setting.

I throughly enjoyed reading everyone’s work and 4 children even made it on to our class WOW WALL!

Great work, Year 3!

Miss Hutton 🙂


2 comments on “Positive Personification

  1. Sophie Murray says:

    George was very proud of his writing this week and told us all about personification. We practised at home using objects in his bedroom – “the wardrobe stood in the bedroom, the curtains waved in the wind and the rocking chair danced back and forth!” 😀

  2. It’s great to hear that George enjoyed learning all about personification 🙂 We sure did have a lot of fun with it!

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