Poetry

English Year 5 Autumn Poetic Language

Making the Ordinary Extraordinary!

Make the ordinary extraordinary! Enjoy modern & classic poems. Explore apt word choices & imagery (simile, metaphor, personification), expanded noun phrases & relative clauses.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Features of poems: expanded noun phrases
(suggested as 3 days)

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You Will Need

Essential Resources
Some objects in a bag: a nail, a small mirror, a star shape, a magic wand, a packet of sparklers, a candle, coins, a fishing net, a fish.

Poems
The Words of Poems by Carol Ann Duffy (see resources)
A Matter of Holes by Grace Nichols (see resources)
Personal Helicon by Seamus Heaney (see resources)
Additional poems (see resources)

Presentations
SPAG PowerPoint: Nouns and noun phrases

Composition
Unit 2 Composition: Expand vocabulary; explore metaphor/imagery
(suggested as 2 days)

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Poems
Sky-Artist by Grace Nichols (see resources)
Don't be Scared by Carol Ann Duffy (see resources)

Presentations
Resource PowerPoint: Sky Paintings

SPAG
Unit 3 SPAG: Personification and imagery in poetry, relative clauses
(suggested as 3 days)

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Poems
Sir Autumn by Grace Nichols (see resources)
Nightwriter by Tony Mitton (see resources)
Fishing by Rachel Rooney (see resource)
Halloween's Crumble by Joseph Coelho (see resources)
Six Facts About by Rachel Rooney (see resources)

Presentations
SPAG PowerPoint: Relative clauses

Composition
Unit 4 Composition: Write poem, using relative clauses & expanded noun phrases
(suggested as 3 days)

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Poems
Quicksilver by Roger McGough (see resources)
I am a Writer by Joseph Coelho (see resources)

Websites
Listen to poets perform