Day 1 Teaching
Display and read In My Garden. Notice the poet has structured each stanza around on their senses. Consider how each stanza could be developed, using adjectives. Tell the children they will gather ideas for the own sense poem, inspired by nature.
Children work in mixed ability pairs to explore a range of natural objects. They identify objects appropriate for each sense and compose, refine and write descriptive words and phrases.
Day 2 Teaching
Say the children will write the first two stanzas of their sense poem, inspired by nature. Display a range of descriptive ideas, appropriate for sight. Read each phrase and develop it into a descriptive sentence. Repeat with hearing.
Children work independently, to write the first two stanzas of a sense poem, inspired by nature. They orally prepare appropriate descriptive sentences. When they have orally refined and rehearsed each idea, they write it using correct punctuation.
Day 3 Teaching
Display the sense poem written during the Input of Day 2. Identify specific words and discuss how they can be improved. Remind the children how to prepare appropriate descriptive sentences orally for the final two stanzas of the poem.
Children work independently, to write the final two stanzas of a sense poem, inspired by nature. They use descriptive words and phrases and check their punctuation.
Day 4 Teaching
Display and read the sense poem, written during the Input of Day 3. Today children will think carefully about their poem and review it. Model how to do this, using the review frame provided.
Children work in mixed ability pairs, with their finished poem. They take turns to read the poem aloud and then discuss what they have enjoyed and found challenging about the process of writing it.