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Writing composition: poems on a theme

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The Dare – poetry analysis and writing frame
Explore the poem and then create your own version based around a dare.
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Poetry | Writing composition |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: poems on a theme
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Activity pack - Trees by Harry Behn
A topic pack on trees taking inspiration from the poem 'Trees' by Harry Behn. [Forms part of the If you go down to the woods today ... project]
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Y3 Y4 | Poetry | Writing composition |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: poems on a theme  and featured in our Outdoor learning project pack.
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Winter haiku
Read the haiku, count the syllables and make up your own! This resource is from A&C Black's 'Developings' series.
Y6 | Poetry | Writing composition |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: poems on a theme
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World War II picture poetry
A useful prompt sheet to give children ideas to help them create a picture poem based on World War II.
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Y5 Y6 | Poetry | Writing composition | Life during the Second World War  |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: poems on a theme  and featured in our World War II project pack.
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Weather personification
A lovely resource to help children use personification to describe the weather. N.B. You will need the poem 'Fog' by Carl Sandburg, which is available online.
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Y6 | Poetry | Writing composition | Weather |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: poems on a theme
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Market poem
'Come and buy!' What else might market traders shout? Collect ideas and perform the poem! The resource is from A&C Black's 'Developings' series.
Y3 | Poetry | Writing composition | Food |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: poems on a theme
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Native American poem
A poem by a 19th century Native American who expresses his feelings about the loss of the land where his people used to live. The resource is from A&C Black's 'Developings' series.
Y5 | Poetry | Writing composition |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: poems on a theme
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Winter poetry
A PowerPoint presentation of images and suggestions of similes to help pupils write their own winter poem.
Y6 | Poetry | Writing composition | Seasons |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: poems on a theme
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Firework poems
Draw images to match the firework poems. A lovely resource!
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Y5 Y6 | Poetry | Writing composition | Seasons |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: poems on a theme
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Creating an epic monster poem
Another monster resource that could be used in halloween week. Includes planning sheets to help create your monster and eventually your monster poem! A super activity which includes a differentiated version for younger children.
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Poetry | Writing composition | Monsters, myths and legends |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: poems on a theme
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Comparing and contrasting poems
Two winter poems with questions to compare and contrast. An icy reading comprehension lesson!
Y5 Y6 | Poetry | Writing composition | Shakespeare |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: poems on a theme
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Early in the morning
A super poetry framework. Write a poem based on what you might see or hear when you first wake up in the morning.
Y3 Y4 | Poetry | Writing composition |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: poems on a theme
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'The Listeners' - use of verbs
Find the action that takes place in 'The Listeners' poem by being a verb detective! A reading comprehension activity.
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Y5 Y6 | Poetry | Writing composition |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: poems on a theme
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Monster soup
A monster resource! Includes a monster recipe example followed by a useful writing frame for children to write their own version. Could be used in conjunction with a halloween project.
Y3 Y4 | Poetry | Writing composition | Monsters, myths and legends |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: poems on a theme
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Autumn poetry writing
A comprehensive resource with simple frameworks to lead the children into writing their own autumnal poem.
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Y3 Y4 | Poetry | Writing composition | Seasons |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: poems on a theme
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'Please Mrs Butler'
A lovely reading comprehension resource together with a differentiated version. NB: the poem is not supplied.
Y3 Y4 | Poetry | Writing composition | School life |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: poems on a theme
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A simile quilt
A fun exercise creating decorative similes. The activity is very useful because the work can be displayed immediately!
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Y3 | Poetry | Writing composition |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: poems on a theme
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Christmas carols
Write a new Christmas carol! A handy Christmas quickie.
Y6 | Poetry | Writing composition | Christmas |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: poems on a theme
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