Poetry

English Year 1 Summer Anthologies

Fantastic First Poems

This great poetry collection stimulates writing, reading, discussion. Learn about rhyme, descriptive language (noun phrases) and verbs as we enjoy traditional rhymes and use wonderful poems as inspiration for writing.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Discuss poems and explore rhymes
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Essential Text

The Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems edited by June Crebbin

SPAG
Unit 2 SPaG: Identify ‘doing words’ as verbs
(suggested as 3 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Essential Text

The Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems edited by June Crebbin

Composition
Unit 3 Composition: Adapt and extend familiar poems
(suggested as 4 days)

Group Readers

Hickory Dickory Dock
Hickory Dickory Dock by Ruth Merttens, is an extended version of this classic poem with illustrations guaranteed to make us laugh. The simplified text makes this highly entertaining book a must for children just starting to read.

You can purchase printed copies of this Group Reader from Hamilton Education.

You Will Need

Desirable Text

The Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems edited by June Crebbin

SPAG
Unit 4 SPaG: Explore Rhyming words and expanded noun phrases
(suggested as 3 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Desirable Text

The Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems edited by June Crebbin

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Write a descriptive poem about the dark
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Desirable Text

The Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems edited by June Crebbin