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Using similes to describe character and setting

Using similes to describe character and setting
A KS2 English worksheet created by a teacher to help your child practise using similes to describe character and setting.
Keystage:  KS2, Year 5


What is a simile in KS2 primary school English? 

In KS2 primary school English, a simile is a figure of speech used to compare two different things using the words like or as to create a vivid image or emphasise a particular characteristic. It helps to make descriptions more interesting and engaging.

What is a KS2 example of a simile?

Here's a KS2 example of a simile:

The water sparkled like diamonds in the sunlight.

In this sentence, the simile compares the way the water sparkles to the sparkle of diamonds, using the word like to make the comparison.

How will this KS2 similes worksheet help your child? 

This teacher-created worksheet was designed to boost your child's confidence with using similes. It's helpful if your child reads about Baby Yaga first, as this will help add context to the questions. 

For more help with primary school English, check out our hub page, or try a new challenge such as our Writing task: using similes and metaphors.