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Can you write a Kenning?

We’ve been working on Kennings with the Year 5s over the last couple of weeks and here is a fabulous example from Ellie B…


Bamboo basher

Ginormous gnasher

Background camouflager

Fairly larger

Lazy sleeper

Silent creeper

Idle ponderer

Monochrome wanderer


Can you work out which animal the kenning is about?  Why not post a kenning of your own so that we can all try to guess its title?

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  1. Caleb Reply

    The Kenning is about a panda! Can you guess mine?

    Beady-eyed hunter,
    Four-legged scamperer.

  2. Caleb Reply

    I’ve got another Kenning. 😀
    A fantastic jumper,

    A cheery chatterer,

    A racing swimmer,

    A friendly smiler,

    A harmless wonder,

    My favourite creature.

  3. Caleb Reply

    🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁

    • Bethan (School council) Reply

      Werewolf Caleb?

  4. Miss Sawyer Reply

    Wow… Ellie had done a fabulous job hasn’t she!!??

  5. Miss Sawyer Reply

    Caleb has been very busy this week hasn’t he? Very well done Caleb! You can come to my office to get a prize!

  6. Sam Reply

    Football player,
    Chocolate lover,
    Tennis admirer,
    Liverpool cherisher,
    Muay Thai practitioner,
    Kung Fu fantasiser,
    Aussie adventurer.

    • Max Rigby Reply

      funny kenning Sam not quite sure what it is.
      But i think it could be you.

  7. Martha Reply

    Can you guess mine?

    Tree climber

    T.V watcher

    Pet handler

    Crazy bouncer

    Drama lover

    School enjoyer

    Shark hater

    Sister annoyer!

  8. Martha Reply

    Here is another one.

    Animal lover
    Maths enjoyer
    Friend maker
    Excellent swimmer
    Crazy trampoliner
    Bike rider
    Gerbil owner
    Good drawer

    • Katie Reply

      Is it you Martha?

  9. Katie (school council) Reply

    snorring snooser
    leaf eater
    mindls muncher
    cutest hugger
    tree hogger
    babby piggybacker
    tree clawer
    can you guess what it is?:)

    • governors Reply

      Is it a Koala Bear Katie?

      Timo (Governor)

  10. Bethan (School council) Reply

    I think I have got Ellie’s is it a panda?

  11. Bethan (School council) Reply

    Can you guess this one?

    Great glider
    Hungry hunter
    silent swooper
    night flyer
    branch sitter
    mouse eater

  12. Bethan (School council) Reply

    I have another one!

    Fish gulper
    sensitive hearer
    toy lover
    string destroyer
    hug lover

  13. Bethan (School council) Reply

    Can you guess this one?

    Loving fluff ball
    meat lover
    mud roller
    tree rubber
    loud barker

  14. Nicole Reply

    Can you guess this?

    Tree climber
    meat eater
    Brown furred
    Stinky breather
    Forest liver

  15. Bethan (school council) Reply

    Can you get this one?

    messy eater
    dirt roller
    hoove trotter
    trough live

  16. Nicole Reply

    guess this!

    snow player
    fierce fighter
    silent stalker
    stealthy prowler
    night-time seer
    mountain liver
    courageous hunter
    dappled fur
    elegant paws
    furry tail

    it is one of my fave animals!

  17. Bethan (School council) Reply

    Is it a snowy leopard?

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