EYFS to Year 6 Au2: Seven Poetry Units – Pathways to Poetry


These new and exciting poetry units are the first in a set of 3 released this year (if purchased as part of Pathways to Write this first set aligns with autumn 2 core units). All aspects of poetry from the NC in reading, spoken language and writing composition will be covered across the full set.

You will receive an email with a link to download the planning and resources booklet.


Year Group Title
EYFS Creepy Crawly and Busy Bugs

Poetry linked to habitats and minibeasts with a class performance poem as the outcome

Year 1 There are no such things as Monsters

Poetry linked to monsters with a model poem using simple language patterns as the outcome

Year 2 The Owl and the Pussycat

Experimenting with words and structured language patterns linked to a classic poem

Year 3 Dance with me Autumn

A 5-couplet poem is the focus with an outcome about winter based on the structure of the autumn poem studied

Year 4 The Lost Property Office

List poems based on lost things and words by Roger Mc Gough and Michael Rosen are used as models for comparison, writing and performance

Year 5 The Moon

The unit contrasts several poems written about the moon as a female character. These are used as models to create their own poem describing the moon’s appearance, movement and setting.
A range of poetry techniques are explored throughout.

Year 6 A Tiger in the Zoo

Endangered animals are the focus for this poetry unit. A range of poetry is looked at including William Blake’s Tyger, Tyger and there is a focus on making effective language and authorial choices