The Island

This week, Year 6 have started a new English topic based on the book ‘The Island’ by Armin Greder.  We started by imagining what it would be like to live on a desolate island where no-one leaves and no-one visits.  We thought carefully about the geographical features of the island- there were coral reefs, active volcanoes, luscious tropical rainforests, creeks and gorges.  Below are some of the spine poems we wrote to describe the islands.

Nestling in the centre of the jagged rocks, the powerful king considers his decisions.

Frequently, he blows smoky clouds into the pale blue sky.

Soft sand rolls out across the silky grass that lay upon a layer of ghostly- white rock.

Beyond the delicate palm trees surrounding the mirrored sea, was a single set of footprints leading to the coral reef.


On the icing-sugar shoreline, the trees gazed at the turquoise horizon.

Its dominant ruler seldom sprayed fumes of smoke into the mirrored sea.

Nothing stirred except the everlasting hum of the rainforest’s civilisation, laying underneath its canopy of evergreen trees.

In the centre of the landmass, an ethereal flower field shone in all its beauty.


We are looking forward to exploring the island in the book next.

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