Poetry

English Year 5 Summer Poems on a Theme

Aspirations and Dreams

Using inspirational poetry, look at aspirations and dreams. Start with a performance of 'What do you want to be?'. Explore modal verbs/adverbs and relative clauses.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Introducing Poems on a Theme; use metaphors
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Poems
(All in resources)
What do you want to be? by Wilf Merttens
Hold Fast to Dreams by Langston Hughes
Mother to Son by Langston Hughes

SPAG
Unit 2 SPaG: Using Relative Clauses
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Poems
Superheroes I could have been by Roger Stevens (see resources)

Presentations
SPaG powerpoint: Relative Clauses

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Reading and writing poems on a theme
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Poems
(All in resources)
The You Can Be ABC by Roger Stevens
Caged Bird by Maya Angelou

SPAG
Unit 4 SPaG Indicating degrees of possibility
(suggested as 2 days)

You Will Need

Poems
(All in resources)
When I'm Older by Lemn Sissay
What do you want to be? by Wilf Merttens

Presentations
SPaG powerpoint: Degrees of Possibility – Adverbs and Modal Verbs

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Writing and performing a poem based on one listened to
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Poems
What do you want to be? by Wilf Merttens (see resources)