Poetry

English Year 3 Autumn Humorous Poems

School Poems

Enjoy reading and writing humorous poems about teachers and school life. Study the use of powerful verbs, adverbs and prepositions to create impact.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Introduction to humorous poetry; performance; verbs for impact
(suggested as 3 days)

With TA or Tutor

These materials are for a TA or Tutor to use with a small group of children or one child.

They support the learning in class in this unit.

Notes are provided for teacher and TA/Tutor.

Coming soon!


Back to Lockdown?

If your class or school is having to close for a while, these materials provide a home dimension as well as a clear route map outlining what to teach online, and what to practise at home.

You Will Need

Poems
At the End of School Assembly by Simon Pitt (see resources)

Presentations
Grammar PowerPoint: Verbs

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Adverbs for time, manner and place
(suggested as 2 days)

With TA or Tutor

These materials are for a TA or Tutor to use with a small group of children or one child.

They support the learning in class in this unit.

Notes are provided for teacher and TA/Tutor.

Coming soon!


Back to Lockdown?

If your class or school is having to close for a while, these materials provide a home dimension as well as a clear route map outlining what to teach online, and what to practise at home.

You Will Need

Poems
Ghoul School Rules by Sue Cowling (see resources)

Presentations
Grammar PowerPoint: Adverbs

SPAG
Unit 3 SPAG: Prepositions for time, place and cause
(suggested as 2 days)

With TA or Tutor

These materials are for a TA or Tutor to use with a small group of children or one child.

They support the learning in class in this unit.

Notes are provided for teacher and TA/Tutor.

Coming soon!


You Will Need

Poems
Where Teachers Keep their Pets by Paul Cookson (see resources)
We Lost our Teacher to the Sea by David Harmer (see resources)

Presentations
Grammar PowerPoint: Prepositions for Time, Place and Cause

Comprehension
Unit 4 Comprehension: Structure, language and plot in narrative poetry
(suggested as 2 days)

With TA or Tutor

These materials are for a TA or Tutor to use with a small group of children or one child.

They support the learning in class in this unit.

Notes are provided for teacher and TA/Tutor.

Coming soon!


Back to Lockdown?

If your class or school is having to close for a while, these materials provide a home dimension as well as a clear route map outlining what to teach online, and what to practise at home.

You Will Need

Poems
A Sea Creature Ate our Teacher by Brian Moses (see resources)

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Extended writing: write and perform a funny poem
(suggested as 5 days)

With TA or Tutor

These materials are for a TA or Tutor to use with a small group of children or one child.

They support the learning in class in this unit.

Notes are provided for teacher and TA/Tutor.

Coming soon!


Back to Lockdown?

If your class or school is having to close for a while, these materials provide a home dimension as well as a clear route map outlining what to teach online, and what to practise at home.

You Will Need

Poems
A Sea Creature Ate Our Teacher by Brian Moses (see resources)