This text based, 5 session English planning uses music and song on a sea theme to investigate feelings and growing up. The focus is on developing contrasting vocabulary and rhyme, following simple repetitive patterns and using imagination to add to well-known songs.
All aspects of poetry from the national curriculum in reading, spoken language and writing composition will be covered across the full set Au1-Su2.
National curriculum skills for this unit:
- Build vocabulary
- Use spoken language: imagining and exploring ideas
- Maintain attention and participate in collaborative conversations
- Speak audibly and fluently
- Listen to and discuss a wide range of poems at a level beyond that which can be read independently
- Link what is read or heard to own experience
- Recognise and join in with predictable words and phrases
- Learn to appreciate rhymes and poems
- Recite some rhymes and poems by heart
- Say out loud what is going to be written about
- Re-read what they have written to check it makes sense
- Discuss what has been written with the teacher or other pupils
- Read aloud their writing clearly enough to be heard by their peers and the teacher
For schools that use Pathways to Write, this unit aligns with the Au1 set 1 unit.
Poems for this unit can be found online.
Some are also included in Hey, Little Bug! Poems for Little Creatures by James Carter