Year 5 Au1: The Song of Hiawatha – Pathways to Poetry


This new and exciting poetry unit is based on the poem The Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (if purchased as part of Pathways to Write this set 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 5 The Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The poem for this unit is freely available online – an extract is contained with the unit
Additional text:
Hiawatha by Susan Jeffers (picture book)


Year 5 The Song of Hiawatha
This unit has a focus on reciting sections of the classic, narrative poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Written in 1855, this epic poem describes the life of Native American character Hiawatha and has a strong focus on nature.
Outcome: Pupils write a section of a narrative poem about water.

Extracts from The Song of Hiawatha from online sources