This text based, 5 session English planning focuses on the senses and night-time, using art and music. It allows opportunities to work on adventurous word choices and learn about structured language patterns. Pupils explore how to write questions and add -ing to words whilst learning the poems by heart.

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:

Spoken language:

  • Listen and respond
  • Build vocabulary
  • Articulate and justify answers
  • Speak audibly and fluently

Reading comprehension:

  • Continue to build up a repertoire of poems learnt by heart
  • Answer and ask questions
  • Participate in discussion about books, poems and other works
  • Explain and discuss understanding of books, poems and other material

Writing composition:

  • Write poetry
  • Plan or say aloud what is going to be written about
  • Write down ideas, key words, new vocabulary
  • Read aloud with intonation

For schools that use Pathways to Write, this unit aligns with the Sp2 set 1 unit.

Poems for this unit can be found in:

I Am the Seed that Grew the Tree: A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year edited by Fiona Waters

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