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Poems on a theme (KS1 & KS2 resources)

Lots of creative resources exploring a variety of poems, including poetry analysis writing frames, simile quilts and World War II picture poetry.

57 resources
Did you wash my dirty clothes? – a poetry activity
A fun paired writing task based on the poem Did you wash your  … read more
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On the farm activities
Reading, spelling and writing activities with a farm theme! Suitable  … read more
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The Bug Chant – a poetry activity
An original poem to share with Y2 linked to the topic of bugs.  … read more
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English for the More Able: Scary Poems
A Rising Stars resource. Challenging comprehension questions  … read more
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Y2 | Reading comprehension | Writing composition
Rising Stars
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At the school - poetry and rhyme
A great little original poem to share with Key Stage 1 pupils  … read more
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Space poetry
An original poem written for KS1. Share the poem with the class  … read more
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Autumn poetry activity
An autumn poetry activity inspired by John Keats's poem 'To Autumn'.  … read more
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The shoe shop poetry activities
An original poem to explore different types of footwear and rhyme.  … read more
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Write a football poem
A football poetry writing activity perfect for the World Cup!  … read more
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Minibeast activities
A collection of activities, including a word search and a poetry  … read more
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Y2 Y3 | Reading word level | Writing composition | Life processes and living things
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Spring and summer haiku
Children explore the haiku form before creating their own examples  … read more
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The Highwayman – witness interview
A detective sheet to write and record questions and answers to  … read more
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Write a rainforest poem
Using an image of a rainforest children find words to use in  … read more
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Write a city poem
Using an image of a city, children find words to use in a poem  … read more
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Write a beach poem
Using an image of a beach children find words to use in a poem  … read more
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Pied Piper of Hamelin activities
Children roll a 10 sided dice to select an engaging activity  … read more
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Write a Halloween poem
Use the Halloween themed poem to inspire some spooky writing  … read more
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Halloween poetry
A lesson inspired by the poem 'On Halloween' by Aileen Fisher,  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Writing composition | Festivals and celebrations
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‘Mice’ by Rose Fyleman – comprehension activities
Comprehension and poetry writing activity based on the poem 'Mice'  … read more
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Discovering leopards – a poetry activity
A poetry activity based on a traditional African poem whereby  … read more
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Electricity list poem
Create a list poem inspired by the topic electricity. Includes  … read more
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Jack and the Beanstalk – list poem
A list poem inspired by Jack and the Beanstalk and the items  … read more
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Writing a descriptive poem – the seaside
A structured framework to help children write descriptive poems  … read more
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Rhyming words - 'Twas the night before Christmas
A rhyme hunt and poetry writing task for KS1 based on the famous,  … read more
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Cross curricular literacy – science
A set of teaching ideas and tips for writing activities using  … read more
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Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 | Writing composition | Life processes and living things
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Cross-curricular writing – poetry
A set of teaching tips and ideas looking at creating poetry through  … read more
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Alphabet song – poetry analysis
An alphabet poem to explore initial sounds and rhyming patterns.  … read more
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'The Incredible Book Eating Boy' by Oliver Jefferies – book based ideas
A collection of teaching ideas including a shared poetry writing  … read more
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The Further Adventures of The Owl and the Pussy-cat – Penguin Schools resource collection
A wonderful pack introducing pupils to both the original poem  … read more
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Transport description poem
A simple resource based on the theme of 'transport'. Children  … read more
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My toy poem
Complete the alphabet toy list to give plenty of options for  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Writing composition | Toys
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Funky firework poems
Writing scaffolds to support young learners in developing d  … read more
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The Dare – poetry analysis and writing frame
Explore the poem and then create your own version based around  … read more
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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.  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Writing composition | Queen's Jubilee
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Activity pack - Trees by Harry Behn
A topic pack on trees taking inspiration from the poem 'Trees'  … read more
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Back to school poetry writing
A positive look at returning to school after the Christmas holidays.  … read more
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Winter haiku
Read the haiku, count the syllables and make up your own! This  … read more
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World War II picture poetry
A useful prompt sheet to give children ideas to help them create  … read more
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Weather personification
A lovely resource to help children use personification to describe  … read more
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Market poem
'Come and buy!' What else might market traders shout? Collect  … read more
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A colour poem
Write a colour poem using the framework provided. The resource  … read more
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Native American poem
A poem by a 19th century Native American who expresses his feelings  … read more
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Winter poetry
A PowerPoint presentation of images and suggestions of similes  … read more
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Y6 | Writing composition | Seasons
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Firework poems
Draw images to match the firework poems. A lovely resource!  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Writing composition | Seasons
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In the toy box
A useful framework for pupils to write a poem about their toys.  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Writing composition | Toys
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Alphabetical Christmas
A fun Christmas activity! The resource includes an alphabetical  … read more
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Pirate poetry
A lovely activity which encourages children to use rhyme to and  … read more
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Y2 | Writing composition | Pirates
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Creating an epic monster poem
Create your own mythical creature and hero to write a poem about.  … read more
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Comparing and contrasting poems
Two winter poems with questions to compare and contrast. An icy  … read more
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Treasure map poem
A writing frame to help children write poetic directions for  … read more
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Early in the morning
A super poetry framework. Write a poem based on what you might  … read more
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'The Listeners' - use of verbs
Find the action that takes place in 'The Listeners' poem by being  … read more
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Monster soup
A monster resource! Includes a monster recipe example followed  … read more
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Autumn poetry writing
A comprehensive resource with simple frameworks to lead the children  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Writing composition | Seasons
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'Please Mrs Butler'
A lovely reading comprehension resource together with a differentiated  … read more
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A simile quilt
A fun exercise creating decorative similes. The activity is very  … read more
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Christmas carols
Write a new Christmas carol! A handy Christmas quickie.  … read more
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Y6 | Writing composition
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