Poetry

English Year 4 Summer Poems on a Theme

Nature Poems

Immerse yourselves in poetry, reading and choosing poems, comparing and analysing, then writing. Study fronted adverbials and possessive apostrophes, all in the context of a poem for every day of the year.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Introducing the poetry collection: I am the seed that grew the tree
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

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Essential text

I am the seed that grew the tree: A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year Fiona Waters and Fran Preston-Gannon

SPAG
Unit 2 SPaG: Identifying and Using Adverbials
(suggested as 3 days)

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I am the seed that grew the tree: A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year Fiona Waters and Fran Preston-Gannon

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Reading, Comparing and Discussing Poems
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

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Essential text

I am the seed that grew the tree: A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year Fiona Waters and Fran Preston-Gannon

SPAG
Unit 4 SPaG: Using Possessive Apostrophes in Poetry
(suggested as 2 days)

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Essential text

I am the seed that grew the tree: A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year Fiona Waters and Fran Preston-Gannon

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Writing nature poems based on those read
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Essential text
I am the seed that grew the tree: A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year Fiona Waters and Fran Preston-Gannon

Recommended Text
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