Poetry

English Year 1 Autumn Rhyming and Patterns

Poems with repeating patterns and rhymes

Pattern and rhyme help children memorise and write poetry. Develop comprehension skills and rehearse end of sentence punctuation and present and past tense verbs.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Read, enjoy and compare poems with pattern and rhyme
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Poems
All in resources
Old Mother Hubbard
Pat a Cake, Pat a Cake
Two Little Dickie Birds
Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
Skipping Rhymes
A Sailor Went to Sea

SPAG
Unit 2 SPaG: Identify verbs in present and past tenses adding suffixes
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Group Reader
Hickory Dickory Dock (see below)

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Read and learn by heart poems, recite and evaluate poetry
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Poems
All in resources
Don’t care (anon)
Batman’s Exercise Video Ian McMillan
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star - extended version


SPAG
Unit 4 SPaG: Identify and use full stops, question marks and exclamation marks
(suggested as 3 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Poems
All in resources
Where go the boats? by Robert Louis Stevenson
Five Little Senses All in a Row by Andrew Fusek Peters

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Read and write short repetitive poems drawing on rhyming patterns
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Poems
Down behind the Dustbins by Michael Rosen (see resources)