Poetry

English Year 4 Autumn Poetic Language

Poetry using Imagery

Focusing on imagery, this block explores how poems use simile and metaphor to create powerful images. Photographs, collage and Jeannie Baker's Window inspire poetry writing.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Exploring language in poetry
(suggested as 4 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.

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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.

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You Will Need

Texts
The Puffin Book of Utterly Brilliant Poetry chosen by Brian Patten
Dragon Poems chosen by John Foster, illustrated by Korky Paul

Poems
(All provided in resources)
By Roger McGough:
The Reader of this Poem
Elephant

By Moira Andrews:
Rainbows
Portrait of a Dragon

As As As by Robert Hull
Additional poems (see resources)

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Extended noun-phrases
(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.

Coming soon!

You Will Need

Poems
Two Ways of Painting the Picture by Sophia Tait (see resources)

Websites
Two Ways of Painting the Picture by Sophia Tait from https://poetrysociety.org.uk

Presentations
SPaG PowerPoint: Noun Phrases

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Reading and discussing poetic imagery
(suggested as 4 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.

Coming soon!

You Will Need

Texts
The Works Key Stage 2 chosen by Pie Corbett

Poems
(All provided in resources)
The Locust translated by A Marre and Willard R. Trask
The Magnificent Bull by Dinka people of Africa
Lizards by Darren Stanley
What is Pink? by Christina Rossetti
Hollyhocks by Judith Green
High Dive by James Kirkup
Boy Juggling a Soccer Ball by Christopher Merrill
City Lights by Margaret Greaves
Hedgehog Hiding at Harvest by Helen Dunmore
The Frozen Man by Kit Wright

SPAG
Unit 4 SPaG: Identifying and using verbs and adverbials
(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.

Coming soon!

You Will Need

Texts
Dragon Poems chosen by John Foster, illustrated by Korky Paul

Poems
(All provided in resources)
Happy Birthday, Dear Dragon by Jack Prelutsky
How Dragons Hide by Julie Holder
Dragon's Breath by Irene Rawnsley
The Lonely Dragon by Julie Holder

Presentations
SPaG PowerPoint: Adverbials

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Writing descriptive poetry
(suggested as 4 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.

Coming soon!

You Will Need

Texts
Window by Jeannie Baker

Poems
The Door by Miroslav Holub