Poetry

English Year 3 Autumn Poetic Language

Animals and Weather

Read poems, exploring images created through language. Write and perform image poetry about animals and weather. Study noun phrases, prepositions for time, place, cause.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Introduction to image poetry; performance; expanded noun phrases
(suggested as 3 days)

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Poems
The Bug Chant by Tony Mitton (see resources)

Presentations
Grammar PowerPoint: Noun Phrases

Comprehension
Unit 2 Comprehension: Exploration of images in poems; descriptive writing
(suggested as 2 days)

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Poems
Daddy Fell into the Pond by Alfred Noyes (see resources)

SPAG
Unit 3 SPAG: Prepositions for time, place & cause; noun phrases, creating characters
(suggested as 3 days)

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Poems
Lone Dog by Irene McLoud (see resources)

Presentations
Grammar PowerPoint: Prepositions for Time, Place & Cause

Composition
Unit 4 Composition: Extended writing: write and perform image poetry
(suggested as 3 days)

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Poems
Wind Poems by Christina Rossetti (see resources)

Animated Tale
Wind Poems by Christina Rossetti (see resources)

Animated Tale

This is a set of three poems by Christina Rossetti: The Wind, Storm Wind and Whistling Wind. There are rich examples of personification, not just of the wind but of the sea and the waves. Children can discuss the powerful verbs that are used. Easy to memorise and recite, children could bring these poems to life using instruments or any other objects to produce sound and atmosphere.