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