Using the above as a stimulus for poetry (Thanks to @redgierob and www.literacyshed.com for the idea) the children will spend time just thinking about the mountain and complete the following short activities before writing their own poetry imagining themselves as the mountain.
Focus – Poetry – Creating show not tell poetry about natural phenomenon.
Watch the opening to the Winter Olympic Games from the BBC (Literacyshed front page).
Watch it initially with no sound – (Stop at 53 seconds before athletes appear)
During this time children are to write down any nouns they might include in their writing (recap on 4 types of nouns here - proper, abstract, common, collective). Mountains, icicles, snow, wind, rain, mist, clouds,
Now they have done that get the children to add an adjective circle around each noun
Following this get the children to add another layer to their noun – VERBS – action words.
What could the wind, rain, mountains etc be described as doing? This is called personification.
Next - if needed do an adverb circle too. This will add to the word bank that children will have available. An alternative to this would be to do an a-z race and have them up around the room as an aid to the children when they begin their writing.
Examples of planning and vocabulary work.
I'm a deputy head in Scarborough, England and love using media and tech to develop writing. I'm also a keen advocate of Learning Without Limits and believe in a games based approach to developing mathematicians.