World of Ice
World of Ice
What do you think has happened in Maisie and Laura’s garden?
Why were they so surprised when they woke up and looked outside?
Have you ever been surprised by the weather?
What is your favourite type of weather?
What is your lest favourite type of weather?
What causes frost?
What causes snow?
What causes the different types of weather we experience?
What causes the seasons?
Why is the weather different in different parts of the world?
Can you draw a picture of your favourite and least favourite type of weather?
When they went to sleep that night, Laura and her sister Maisie had looked out over their garden. The trees were full of rusty leaves - orange like copper kettles - that danced gracefully in the wind. They had enjoyed a spell of warm weather recently, and the garden was happy to be so full of life and growth.
When they woke up the next morning they couldn’t believe their eyes. Winter had sneaked up on them without them even noticing. He had flexed his icy fingers and touched everything in his path. The garden was covered in his frosty trail, and even the lawn was blanketed by his snowy cape.
The rusty, copper leaves were now entombed in ice; they were the hands of winter, held up to the sky in surrender…
Can you write a description of winter arriving where you live?
A simile is where two things are directly compared, and “as” or “like” is usually used to compare.
A metaphor compares one thing to another by saying it is that thing.
Personification is when you give human qualities to an object or animal
These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help?
The garden was frosty. The leaves had frozen. There was snow on the ground. It was white. Winter had come.