Poetry

English Year 4 Autumn Poetic Forms

Syllabic Poems

Use Studio Ghibli films and contemporary Japanese popular culture, including Pokémon, to frame the study of haikus & syllabic poems. Use descriptive language & adverbials.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Read and write haiku in the context of contemporary Japanese culture
(suggested as 4 days)

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They support the learning in class in this unit.

Notes are provided for teacher and TA/Tutor.


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SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Revise adjectives, prepositions and use expanded noun phrases
(suggested as 3 days)

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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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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.

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Understanding syllabic poems: Haiku, tanka, cinquain
(suggested as 4 days)

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They support the learning in class in this unit.

Notes are provided for teacher and TA/Tutor.


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.

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: Identifying and using adverbials in Haiku
(suggested as 3 days)

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With TA/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.


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

Essential Texts
All images and poems provided in resources


Composition
Unit 5 Understand syllabic poems: Haiku, tanka, cinquain, and write own poem
(suggested as 5 days)

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With TA/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.


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.