Poetry

English Year 3 Spring Poems on a Theme

Poetry to Express Emotion

Express emotion with Michael Rosen’s A to Z. Explore, write and perform emotional poetry. Revise verbs (including irregular verbs), simple past tense and present perfect form.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Introduction to poetry which expresses emotion
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Michael Rosen’s A to Z by Michael Rosen

Poems
Poems used from this book (included in resources)
'Arundel Swimming Pool' by Robert Hull
'GRRRR' by Francesca Beard
'The World is a Box' by Sophie Hannah
'Listen' by John Hegley
'Marbles' by Michael Kavanagh
'Valentine' by Jackie Kay

Website:

Poet Joseph Coelho explains what poetry is and how to perform it from bbc.co.uk

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Generate and punctuate dialogue between parents and children
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Texts
Michael Rosen’s A to Z by Michael Rosen

Poems
Poems used from this book (included in resources)
'M' by Graham Denton
'Late Home' by Gervase Phinn

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Poems which evoke emotion through sound
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Michael Rosen’s A to Z by Michael Rosen

Poems
Poems used from this book (included in resources*):

'Empty House' by Gareth Owens*
'Noises in the Night' by Dilys Rose*
'Bone Yard Rap' by Wes Magee
'Rain Falls Down' by Margot Henderson
'Sound Count Down' by Robert Hull

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: Simple past form and present perfect form
(suggested as 4 days)

You Will Need

Texts
Michael Rosen’s A to Z by Michael Rosen

Poems
Poem used from this book (included in resources):
'The Noise' by Michael Rosen

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Write an anecdote poem which includes emotion
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Michael Rosen’s A to Z by Michael Rosen

Poems
Poem used from this book (included in resources):
'Jelly Fuss' by Coral Rumble