Poetry

English Year 5/6 Spring Poems on a Theme

Portrait Poems

Using Rachel Rooney's collection, A Kid in my Class, study different poetic forms. Revise adverbs of possibility and modal verbs and use these to write school reports. Write portrait poems in response to those read.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Introducing A Kid in My Class
(suggested as 5 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Essential Text
A Kid in My Class by Rachel Rooney, illustrated by Chris Riddell

SPAG
Unit 2 SPaG: Adverbs of Possibility & Modal Verbs
(suggested as 2 days)

You Will Need

Essential Text
A Kid in My Class by Rachel Rooney, illustrated by Chris Riddell

Composition
Unit 3 SPaG: Punctuation in Poetry
(suggested as 3 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Essential Text
A Kid in My Class by Rachel Rooney, illustrated by Chris Riddell

Composition
Unit 4 Composition: Writing poetry inspired by the poems of Rachel Rooney
(suggested as 5 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Essential Text
A Kid in My Class by Rachel Rooney, illustrated by Chris Riddell