Poetry

English Year 1 Summer Classic Poems

Traditional Poems

Have fun with traditional action rhymes, rounds, songs and nursery rhymes. Explore verbs and sentence punctuation. Improvise dramas based on nursery rhymes; write in role.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Introduction to traditional rhymes, poems and songs
(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)
Here’s the Lady’s Knives and Forks Traditional
Grandmas Glasses Traditional
Two Little Dicky Birds Traditional
Here’s the Church and Here’s the Steeple Traditional
Foxy’s Hole Traditional
Arabian Nights by Tony Mitton
A Sailor Went to Sea Sea Sea Traditional
Row Row Row Your Boat Traditional

Websites
A Sailor Went to Sea Sea Sea from www.bbc.co.uk
Row Row Row Your Boat from www.bbc.co.uk

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Verbs; action rhymes and songs
(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)
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe Traditional
Hands by Julia Donaldson

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Traditional rhymes and songs that tell a story
(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)
Jack and Jill Traditional
Ding Dong Dell Traditional
London’s Burning Traditional
Sing a Song of Sixpence Traditional

Websites
How to bind a book from www.wikihow.com

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: Sentence building and punctuation
(suggested as 3 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Explore nursery rhymes; write in role
(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)
Jack and Jill Traditional
Humpty Dumpty Sat on the Wall Traditional
Little Bo Peep Has Lost her Sheep Traditional
Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat, Where have you been? Traditional
Hey Diddle Diddle Traditional
Baa, Baa, Black Sheep Traditional