Poetry

English Year 3 Autumn Poems on a Theme

Festival Poems from Around the World

Get festive with Let’s Celebrate! (Debjani Chatterjee & Brian D’arcy). Explore, write and perform celebration poetry. Revise word classes and 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 festival poetry from around the world
(suggested as 4 days)

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Texts
Let’s Celebrate! Festival Poems from Around the World edited by Debjani Chatterjee and Brian D’Arcy.

Poems used from this book
Celebrate by Valerie Bloom
Ice Festival by Brian D’Arcy
The Chinese Dragon by Catherine Benson
Diwali by Debjani Chatterjee
Harvest by Joan Poulson
Harvest Festival by Simon Fletcher

Optional texts:
Any other children’s celebration or festival poetry books

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Revise word classes: nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs
(suggested as 3 days)

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Texts
Let’s Celebrate! Festival Poems from Around the World edited by Debjani Chatterjee and Brian D’Arcy

Poems used from this book
Harvest Festival by Simon Fletcher
On Buddha Purnima by Bashabi Fraser

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Rhyme, word choice and image building
(suggested as 4 days)

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Texts
Let’s Celebrate! Festival Poems from Around the World edited by Debjani Chatterjee and Brian D’Arcy

Poems used from this book
Ice Festival by Brian D’Arcy
Moon Cakes for Trung Thu by Mandy Coe
On Buddha Purnima by Bashabi Fraser

Websites
Online rhyming dictionaries
https://www.poetry4kids.com/rhymes/
https://www.rhymezone.com/

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: Prepositions for time, place and cause
(suggested as 3 days)

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Texts
Let’s Celebrate! Festival Poems from Around the World edited by Debjani Chatterjee and Brian D’Arcy
Poems used from this book
The Chinese Dragon by Catherine Benson
Ode to Tomatoes by Pablo Neruda

Optional texts
Any other children’s festival poetry books.

Websites
http://latomatina.info/multimedia/

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Write a festive shape poem
(suggested as 4 days)

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