Poetry

English Year 1/2 Autumn Poems on a Theme

Rainbows and Colours

Inspired by Rain before Rainbows, write rhyming couplets and poems. Practise adding suffixes and create noun phrases. Read a range of poetry, appreciate artwork by Van Gogh and write poems in response.

Start with the core unit to introduce key texts. Then select from comprehension, SPAG and composition units.

Core
Unit 1 Core: Listen and respond to poems about rainbows and colours
(suggested as 5 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Essential texts
Rain Before Rainbows by Smriti Halls and David Litchfield

Poems (in resources)
What is Pink? and Flint by Christina Rossetti

SPAG
Unit 2 SPaG: Adding the suffixes -ness and -less to root words.
(suggested as 2 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Essential Poem (in resources):
Tropical Sunset by Kaiser Haq

SPAG
Unit 3 SPaG: Sentence demarcation. Expanded noun phrases.
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Essential Poems (in resources)
What is the Sun? by Wes Magee
The Moon by Robert Louis Stevenson

Composition
Unit 4 Composition: Listen and respond to poetry
(suggested as 5 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Essential Poems (in resources)
On the Run from Colours by John Agard
When the Colours Spoke by Grace Nichols