Poetry

English Year 3 Spring Classic Poems

A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson

This wonderful collection loses nothing of its power to excite, enthuse and inspire. Immerse your class in these classic, timeless poems. Study verbs/tense and extend sentences.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Reading poems, identifying rhyme and writing rhyming couplets
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

SPAG
Unit 2 SPaG: Verbs and tenses
(suggested as 4 days)

You Will Need

Poems in resources
All poems are taken from A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stephenson

Presentations
PowerPoint SPaG: Verb Tenses
PowerPoint Resources: Robert Louis Stevenson - Illustrated versions of six of Robert Louis Stevenson’s poems with accompanying audio readings.

SPAG
Unit 3 SPaG: Defining main clauses, subordinate clauses and conjunctions
(suggested as 4 days)

You Will Need

Poems in resources
All poems are taken from A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson

Presentations
PowerPoint SPaG: Adding Description using Conjunctions and Prepositions
PowerPoint Resources: Robert Louis Stevenson - Illustrated versions of six of Robert Louis Stevenson’s poems with accompanying audio readings.

Composition
Unit 4 Composition: Exploring and responding to atmosphere and imagination in poems by Robert Louis Stevenson
(suggested as 5 days)

You Will Need

Poems in resources
All poems are taken from A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson

Presentations
PowerPoint SPaG: Adding Description using Conjunctions and Prepositions
PowerPoint Resource: Robert Louis Stevenson - Illustrated versions of six of Robert Louis Stevenson’s poems with accompanying audio readings.