Poetry

English Year 5 Summer Poetic Language

Poems about the Sea

Read and write powerful poems about the sea and the Titanic, including Hardy’s Convergence of the Twain. Revise word classes, noun phrases and adverbials.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Introduction to imagery techniques in sea poems
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Poems
(All provided in resources)
Sounds of the Sea
by James Berry
Seashell
by James Berry
Song of the Seashore
by Daphne Lister
Little Fish
by D.H. Lawrence
The Sea’s hands
by George Szirtes
The Cave's Mouth
by George Szirtes
Who Makes Her Own Bed?
by Grace Nichols
The Sea
by James Reeves
The Ocean’s Blanket
by Carol Ann Duffy

Website
Sea sounds from www.YouTube.com

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Revise word classes: sea myths
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Poems
Long, Lone by Russell Hoban (see resources)

Presentations
Grammar PowerPoint: Word Classes

SPAG
Unit 3 SPAG: Expanded Noun Phrases: Shipwrecks
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Poems
The Kraken by Alfred Lord Tennyson (see resources)

Presentations
Grammar PowerPoint: Noun Phrases

Comprehension
Unit 4 Comprehension: The Titanic and Hardy’s The Convergence of the Twain
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

SPAG
Unit 5 SPAG: Adverbials to link paragraphs about the Titanic
(suggested as 3 days)

Composition
Unit 6 Composition: Write a poem about the sinking of the Titanic
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.