Poetry

English Year 3 Spring Performance Poetry

Performance Poems

Listen to performance poems and explore their features. Use conjunctions indicating time and cause. Investigate negative prefixes, informal language and rhymes. Write a rap.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core Unit: Read poems and understand features, including ‘free’ verse
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Optional Texts
Poems Out Loud selected by Brian Moses
You Tell Me by Michael Rosen

Poems
The Torch by Michael Rosen (see resources)
The Witches' Brew by Wes Magee (see resources)
Picnic on the M25 by Paul Cookson (see resources)
Other poems (see resources)

Resources
Hamilton Sound Files (see resources)

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Conjunctions, nouns, adjectives, prepositions: adding description
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Optional Texts
You Tell Me by Michael Rosen

Resources
Hamilton Sound Files – attached to Unit 1

Presentations
PowerPoint SPAG: Conjunctions and Noun Phrases

SPAG
Unit 3 SPAG: Use apostrophes - for possession and contractions
(suggested as 2 days)

You Will Need

Poems
The Torch by Michael Rosen (see resources)
Fork Week by Michael Rosen (see resources)
Dear Mum by Brian Patten (see resources)

Resources
Hamilton SOUND Files
– attached to Unit 1

Presentations
PowerPoint SPAG: Apostrophes

Composition
Unit 4 Composition: Read poems out loud and write extra lines/verses
(suggested as 3 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Poems
No Word of a Lie by Jackie Kay (see resources)
Bedtime by Eleanor Farjeon (see resources)

SPAG
Unit 5 SPAG: Understand and use dialogue punctuation
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Resources
Hamilton Sound Files attached to Unit 1

Poems
Don't Tell Your Mother by Michael Rosen (see resources)
My Nephew by Wilf (see resources)
Me and My Brother by Michael Rosen (see resources)

Presentations
PowerPoint SPAG: Dialogue Punctuation
PowerPoint SPAG: Revision

Composition
Unit 6 Composition: Write a poem to perform
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Resources
Hamilton Sound Files attached to Unit 1
Poems
Write-A-Rap by Tony Mitton (see resources)
Everybody Rap by SuAndi (see resources)
Cool Cat by Mike Jubb (see resources)
Other poems (see resources)