Day 1 Teaching
Discuss emotions, possible synonyms for each and what causes these emotions. Read 'Arundel Swimming Pool', first without any emotion, and then with lots of expression. Make a list of Success Criteria for a good poetry performance.
In groups, and using the Success Criteria as a guide, children read, rehearse, and perform ‘Arundel Swimming Pool'.
Day 2 Teaching
Read the poem ‘GRRRR’ and discuss how we can infer the emotions from the actions described. Locate the words/phrases which indicate how the poet is feeling. Select one and model using a thesaurus to find synonyms.
Children explore potential synonyms to replace the missing words in the poem frame. They consider the impact of each before adding in their chosen synonyms, creating a ‘new’ poem.
Day 3 Teaching
Reread ‘GRRRR’ and discuss how they think the person on the receiving end of the poem is feeling and why is the poet ready to be quiet at the end. Emphasise that the poet has left lots of clues for us to fill in the gaps, using inference.
In groups, children read three poems together and use question prompts to discuss them. They record their ideas next to the poems.
Day 4 Teaching
Discuss poems shared so far in this unit and recap poetry techniques. Look through the poems and challenge children to identify examples of these techniques before discussing the impact they have. Activity
Children choose one of the poems from the unit that they like. They reread it and explain to a partner why they like it, using guidance. Children then write their poem review in neat accurate handwriting.