Poetry

English Year 1 Spring Humorous Poems

Express Ideas Creatively

Read a range of humorous poems. Learn to use capital letters to start names and sentences. Explore how 'and' can be used; write sentences to express ideas creatively.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core Unit: Read, recognise and enjoy humorous poems
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Poems
Dad and the Cat and the Tree by Kit Wright (see resources)
The Vulture by Hilaire Belloc (see resources)
If You Should Meet a Crocodile by Anon (see resources)
Twas Midnight by Anon (see resources)
Additional poems (see resources)

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Using capital letters for proper nouns and start of sentences
(suggested as 3 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Poems
Where Teachers Keep Their Pets by Paul Cookson (see resources)
Fantastic Facts by John Irwin (see resources)

Comprehension
Unit 3 Word Reading and Comprehension: Using phonics and other word attack skills to improve reading
(suggested as 3 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Poems
Peter Piper by Anon (see resources)
Dick's Dog by Trevor Millum (see resources)
Shaun's Short by John Foster (see resources)
Betty Botter by Anon (see resources)
Little Arabella Miller by Anon (see resources)
Where by Dave Calder (see resources)

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: Spell days of week & words ending –ed; include past tense verbs in sentences
(suggested as 3 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Poems
Peter Piper by Anon (see resources)

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Read poems: draft and write poems based on those read
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Poems
Stick Insect by Brian Moses (see resources)
Rabbit and Dragon by Tony Charles (see resources)
They're Out There by Nick Toczek (see resources)