Year 3 Au1: The Shell – Pathways to Poetry


This new and exciting poetry unit is based on the poem The Shell by John Foster(if purchased as part of Pathways to Write this unit aligns with the autumn 1 core unit). 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
Year 3 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
Additional poems:
Squishy Words by Alistair Reid
Sea Shell by Amy Lowell



Year 3 The Shell
Texture, art and music are explored in this unit of work, comparing poems about the sea. Work on word classes and special memories culminate in the final outcome. Pupils extend their ideas using specific and adventurous vocabulary.
Outcome: Pupils write their own illustrated, descriptive senses poem about the sea.

I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree ed. Fiona Waters
The Shell by John Foster
Squishy Words by Alistair Reid
Sea Shell by Amy Lowell