Poetry

English Year 2 Autumn Classic Poems

Poems of Edward Lear

Using Lear’s celebrated poetry, including The Owl & the Pussycat, children are stimulated to write & explore nouns, adjectives, prepositions, & expanded noun phrases.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Introduction to The Owl and Pussycat
(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.

You Will Need

Poems
The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear any version (see resources for illustrated version)

Websites
The Owl and the Pussycat from www.YouTube.com

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Word classes
(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.

You Will Need

Texts
The Quangle Wangle’s Hat by Edward Lear and Helen Oxenbury (book or web version)

Poems
The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear any version (see resources for illustrated version)

Websites
The Quangle Wangle's Hat from www.YouTube.com

SPAG PDF: Hamilton Description of Word Classes (see resources)
This enables teachers to ensure that children are taught to identify nouns, adjectives and prepositions.

Composition
Unit 3 Composition: Rewrite a poem based on original version
(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.

You Will Need

Poems
The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear any version (see resources for illustrated version)
The Owl and the Astronaut by Gareth Owen (see resources)

Websites
The Quangle Wangle's Hat from www.YouTube.com
The Owl and the Pussycat from www.YouTube.com

SPAG PDF: Hamilton Description of Word Classes (see resources)
This enables teachers to ensure that children are taught to identify nouns, adjectives and prepositions.

Group Reader
The Pobble Who Has No Toes

Group Readers

The Pobble Who Has No Toes
This is a beautifully illustrated version of the famous poem by Edward Lear. The way that the text is broken up into sub-verses enables children to read it with little difficulty and there is a matching sound file to support them.

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

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: Expanded noun phrases
(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.

You Will Need

Poems
The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear any version (see resources for illustrated version)
Various limericks by Edward Lear (see resources)

Presentations
SPAG PowerPoint: Noun Phrases

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Read limericks; write own limerick
(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.

You Will Need

Poems
Various limericks by Edward Lear (provided in resources)