English Year 6 Summer Poetry for Transition

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In an art-infused block, read and write evocative poetry. Create still-life art and write observational poetry. Explore identity, creating self-portraits through images and words.

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

Unit 1 Composition: A history of the Class in 30 objects
(suggested as 4 days)

You Will Need

Essential Texts
Poems included in resources

Toy Dog by Carol Ann Duffy
Driving Home by Rachel Rooney
Treasure Trove by Irene Rawnsley
The Shoes by John Mole
Lost, One Siamese Cat by Moira Andrew
Shells and Stones by Eric Finney
My Dad’s Book by David Harmer

A History of the World in 100 Objects from bbc.co.uk

Unit 2 Composition: Identity and self-portraits
(suggested as 4 days)

You Will Need

Essential Text
Poems included in resources

Growing up by A. A. Milne
Russian doll by Rachel Rooney
Mirror by Rachel Rooney
Man… I Had it Made by Joseph Coelho

Optional Text
They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel (see Websites for online version)

They All Saw a Cat from YouTube.com
Self-portrait teaching from bbc.co.uk