Poetry

English Year 2 Autumn Poems by the Same Poet

J. Agard: The Rainmaker Danced

Use these quirky poems from The Rainmaker Danced by J. Agard as a stimulus. Poems like ‘On the run from colours’ & ‘Rooms’ provide forms & contexts for terrific imaginative writing.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Introduction to The Rainmaker poetry collection
(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.

Coming soon!


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.

Coming soon!

You Will Need

Texts
The Rainmaker Danced by John Agard

Poems
All by John Agard:
Rooms
Saluting Laika, The Sputkni Dog
More Pointless Questions
The Naming of a City
Taking Sides

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Expanded noun phrases and description
(suggested as 2 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.

Coming soon!


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.

Coming soon!

You Will Need

Texts
The Rainmaker Danced by John Agard

Poems
The Rainmaker Danced by John Agard
The Bi-phibians Are Coming by John Agard

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Poetry appreciation
(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.

Coming soon!


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.

Coming soon!

You Will Need

Texts
The Rainmaker Danced by John Agard

Poems
All by John Agard:
On the run from colours (see resources)
The Encounter
Of course I believe in
The Balloons and the Pins

Dear Flower
Lost Sheep
(see resources)
Seagull chant (see resources)
Hello Moon, Hello Pig (see resources)

I asked a little boy who cannot see by Anon
Antigonish by Hughes Mearnes
The Cow
by Robert Louis Stevenson

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: Grammatical terminology
(suggested as 2 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.

Coming soon!


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.

Coming soon!

You Will Need

Texts
The Rainmaker Danced by John Agard

Poems
Among the Hairyboos and Smoothyboos by John Agard
The Four Footed Olympians by John Agard

SPAG PDF Definitions of Grammar (see resources)
This document clearly outlines the definitions of the four word classes children need to identify at this stage: nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs.

SPAG
Unit 5 Composition: Writing a poem based on those read in class
(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.

Coming soon!


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.

Coming soon!

You Will Need

Texts
The Rainmaker Danced by John Agard

Poems
Dinosaur meets Electronic Mouse by John Agard

SPAG PDF Definitions of Grammar (see resources)
This document clearly outlines the definitions of the four word classes children need to identify at this stage: nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs.