Poetry

English Year 1 Autumn Humorous Poems

Funny Poems

Develop reading and comprehension skills and stimulate writing using Oi Frog! & Oi Dog! Study syllables, the prefix un- and suffixes –ing and –ed. Begin to understand past/present tense.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Explore two humorous extended rhymes; use as a stimulus to writing
(suggested as 4 days)

With TA or Tutor

These materials are for a TA or Tutor to use with a small group of children or one child.

They support the learning in class in this unit.

Notes are provided for teacher and TA/Tutor.


Back to Lockdown?

If your class or school is having to close for a while, these materials provide a home dimension as well as a clear route map outlining what to teach online, and what to practise at home.

Coming soon!

You Will Need

Essential Texts
Oi Frog! by Kes Gray and Jim Field
Oi Dog! by Kes Gray and Jim Field

Core
Unit 2 SPaG: Explore syllables and the prefix ‘un’ writing
(suggested as 3 days)

With TA or Tutor

These materials are for a TA or Tutor to use with a small group of children or one child.

They support the learning in class in this unit.

Notes are provided for teacher and TA/Tutor.


Back to Lockdown?

If your class or school is having to close for a while, these materials provide a home dimension as well as a clear route map outlining what to teach online, and what to practise at home.

Coming soon!

You Will Need

Poems
Upside Down by Aileen Fisher (see resources)
Additional poems (see resources)

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Read, understand and group poems
(suggested as 4 days)

With TA or Tutor

These materials are for a TA or Tutor to use with a small group of children or one child.

They support the learning in class in this unit.

Notes are provided for teacher and TA/Tutor.


Back to Lockdown?

If your class or school is having to close for a while, these materials provide a home dimension as well as a clear route map outlining what to teach online, and what to practise at home.

Coming soon!

Group Readers

Animal Upsets

Children will enjoy reading about the naughty things animals get up to (often without meaning to!). With its simple rhyming pattern this is great text to use when studying poetry and rhyme.

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

You Will Need

Poems
Antigonish credited to W. H. Mearns (see resources)
Now We Are Six by A. A. Milne (see resources)
Additional poems in resources

SPAG
Unit 4 SPaG: Adding the suffixes –ing and –ed to verbs
(suggested as 3 days)

With TA or Tutor

These materials are for a TA or Tutor to use with a small group of children or one child.

They support the learning in class in this unit.

Notes are provided for teacher and TA/Tutor.


Back to Lockdown?

If your class or school is having to close for a while, these materials provide a home dimension as well as a clear route map outlining what to teach online, and what to practise at home.

Coming soon!

Group Readers

Animal Upsets

Children will enjoy reading about the naughty things animals get up to (often without meaning to!). With its simple rhyming pattern this is great text to use when studying poetry and rhyme.

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

You Will Need

Poems
Playtime by Hamilton Trust (see resources)

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Plan and write a funny poem based on one read
(suggested as 4 days)

With TA or Tutor

These materials are for a TA or Tutor to use with a small group of children or one child.

They support the learning in class in this unit.

Notes are provided for teacher and TA/Tutor.


Back to Lockdown?

If your class or school is having to close for a while, these materials provide a home dimension as well as a clear route map outlining what to teach online, and what to practise at home.

Coming soon!

You Will Need

Poems
All Wet by Tony Johnston (see resources)
My Name Is by Pauline Clarke (see resources)

Weblinks
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