Poetry

English Year 1 Spring Poems on a Theme

Poems About the Senses

Using poems on the theme of the senses. Children learn parts by heart and respond, focusing on interesting adjectives. Identify and create similes. Write own poems.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Read and appreciate poems about the five senses
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Text
Sensational! Poems inspired by the five senses chosen by Roger McGough

SPAG
Unit 2 SPaG: Identifying and using correct sentence punctuation
(suggested as 3 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Essential texts
Sensational! Poems inspired by the five senses chosen by Roger McGough

Composition
Unit 3 Composition: Express thoughts and feelings from a personal viewpoint
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Text
Sensational! Poems inspired by the five senses chosen by Roger McGough
They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel

Websites
Reading of They All Saw A Cat from YouTube.com

SPAG
Unit 4 SPaG: Use adjectives and recognise the effect of the prefix -un
(suggested as 3 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Desirable Texts:
Sensational! Poems inspired by the five senses chosen by Roger McGough
The Works: Every poem you will ever need at school chosen by Paul Cookson

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Perform and write poetry, and review familiar poems
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Text
Sensational! Poems inspired by the five senses chosen by Roger McGough