Poetry

English Year 5/6 Spring Poems on a Theme

Science

Be inspired by Philip Gross's wonderful collection of poems Dark Sky Park. Read, discuss and write poems about space, microscopic creatures, volcanoes and storms! Revise expanded noun phrases, colons and semi-colons along the way.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Read and discuss and write poems inspired by space
(suggested as 5 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Essential Text
Dark Sky Park: Poems from the Edge of Nature by Philip Gross

Optional Text
Cosmic Disco by Grace Nichols

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Expanded Noun Phrases: Microscopic Creatures
(suggested as 2 days)

You Will Need

Essential Text
Dark Sky Park: Poems from the Edge of Nature by Philip Gross

SPAG
Unit 3 SPAG: Punctuating Clauses with Semi-colons and Colons: Natural Phenomena
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Essential Text
Dark Sky Park: Poems from the Edge of Nature by Philip Gross

Composition
Unit 4 Composition: Write poems about the future; review and perform poetry.
(suggested as 5 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Optional Texts
Dark Sky Park: Poems from the Edge of Nature by Philip Gross
Cosmic Disco by Grace Nichols