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KS1 poetry teaching resources exploring patterns and rhymes

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Transport description poem
A simple resource based on the theme of 'transport'. Children group words describing what is seen and heard, before using a clear learning scaffold to write a poem. Interactive Magnet included.
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My toy poem
Complete the alphabet toy list to give plenty of options for the poem! Use the simple structure to create a toy themed poem.
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Y1 Y2 | Poetry | Writing composition | Toys |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: poems on a theme
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Funky firework poems
Writing scaffolds to support young learners in developing descriptions. Interactive magnet included.
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St George and the Dragon – acrostic poem
A writing frame to complete an acrostic poem by looking at alphabetically organised words relating to the theme.
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Y1 Y2 | Poetry | Writing composition | Famous people |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: poetry - exploring form | Famous people
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Write a poem for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee
Use these worksheets to write poems for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Sheets include scaffolding sheets for a free style poem (word bank included) and 2 acrostic poems.
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'On the ground' - word wall
Use this 'word wall' to explore the poem by clicking on each 'brick' to reveal the word underneath. As the structure is revealed children can then make predictions about the poem.
Y1 Y2 | Poetry | Writing composition | Seasons |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: poetry - exploring form
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'On the ground' - simile poem
An adapted version of the original 'On the ground' poetry writing frame to introduce similes.
Y2 | Poetry | Writing composition | Seasons |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: poetry - exploring form
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Back to school poetry writing
A positive look at returning to school after the Christmas holidays. Stimulate ideas by reading the poem and then children create their own following the same structure.
Y1 Y2 | Poetry | Writing composition | School life |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: poems on a theme
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The horseman
An enjoyable poem and an activity encouraging children to recognise rhyming patterns. This resource is from A&C Black's 'Developings' series.
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Hair
Read the poem and clap in time with the poem. A 'hairy' resource from A&C Black's 'Developings' series!
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Wet poem
Alliterative patterns. Read the poem and ask how the poet has made it sound 'wet'! NB. Red and blue pencils are needed for this activity. The resource is from A&C Black's 'Developings' series.
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Shape poems
Rewrite the poems as a shape poem.
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Writing a colour poem
After reading 'What is Pink?' by Christina Rosetti children are asked to create their own colour poem.
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A colour poem
Write a colour poem using the framework provided. The resource is from A&C Black's 'Developings' series.
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List poems
A super poetry resource! Six useful frameworks to help children write their own list poems.
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In the toy box
A useful framework for pupils to write a poem about their toys.
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Y1 Y2 | Poetry | Writing composition | Toys |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: poems on a theme
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On the ground poetry
Pupils collect autumnal objects from the ground and write a poem using a very simple structure. [Forms part of the If you go down to the woods today ... project]
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Y1 Y2 | Poetry | Writing composition | Seasons |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: poetry - exploring form  and featured in our Outdoor learning project pack.
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Alphabetical Christmas
A fun Christmas activity! The resource includes an alphabetical poem for children to base their ideas on. Children then write their own Christmas alphabet!
Y2 | Poetry | Writing composition | Christmas |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: poems on a theme
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Pirate poetry
A lovely activity which encourages children to use rhyme to and write their own version of the Pirate poem
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Y2 | Poetry | Writing composition | Pirates |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: poems on a theme
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Hickory dickory dock
Explore the rhyme and write your own version.
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Simple Simon
Sequence the lines of this popular nurses rhyme. Explore placing them in a different order to create a new version.
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Jack and Jill
Explore the rhyme and write your own version.
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Cobbler, cobbler, mend my shoe
Explore the rhyme and write your own version.
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I can't find my...
Can you find your toy? A lovely poetry framework.
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Treasure map poem
A writing frame to help children write poetic directions for a treasure map.
Y2 | Poetry | Writing composition | Islands |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: poems on a theme
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Changing Jack and Jill
A Magnet activity for your interactive whiteboard - double-click on the shaded words and choose from the alternatives. Which do you like best and why? Can you think of other alternative words?
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Dinosaur rhymes
A fun resource where children choose rhyming words to complete dinosaur poems, think of some more rhymes of their own then finish off a poem by writing their own lines.
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Shopping list poem
A super resource to help children write a poem with helpful frameworks for children needing a structure to complete their poem.
Y2 | Poetry | Writing composition | Food |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: poetry - exploring form
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