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Poetry - exploring rhythm and rhyming (KS1 & KS2 resources)

Put the spotlight on rhythm and rhyme in poetry with our selection of worksheets, information guides and resources to encourage performance.

38 resources
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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Exploring limericks
Children read and explore the purpose, rhyme and rhythm of a  … 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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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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The shoe shop poetry activities
An original poem to explore different types of footwear and rhyme.  … read more
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Texts for teaching Shakespeare
A set of selected texts ideal for teaching Shakespeare to children  … 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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The Christmasaurus - Penguin schools resource
Forget everything you thought you knew about the North Pole...  … read more
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Macbeth – Double, double, toil and trouble
Using the witches' spell from Macbeth, children identify poetic  … 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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One potato, two potato
Children use a familiar rhyme to explore rhythm. A fun Notebook  … read more
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Jolly Mr Polly
A jolly resource! This activity is based on the rhyming structure  … read more
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The horseman
An enjoyable poem and an activity encouraging children to recognise  … read more
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Hair
Read the poem and clap in time with the poem. A 'hairy' resource  … read more
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Rhyme line
Look at the pictures and colour the thing that does not rhyme!  … read more
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Wrong rhyme
Humpty Dumpty is in a right muddle! Read the rhyme, ring the  … read more
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The bird
An action poem! Say the words and do the actions. The resource  … read more
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Finger rhyme
Children learn and say the rhyme! The resource is from A&C Black's  … read more
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Internal rhyme
It provides an opportunity for the children to have fun with  … read more
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Limerick rhyme patterns
The power of imagery! This worksheet introduces the structure  … read more
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Spot the pattern
This Magnet activity features a series of nursery rhymes that  … read more
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The Humpty Dumpty challenge!
Humpty has fallen off his wall and his rhyme has been smashed  … read more
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Rhyming piglets
A fun poetry resource. Children complete rhyming couplets to  … read more
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Old King Cole
Explore the rhyme and write your own version.  … read more
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Hickory dickory dock
Explore the rhyme and write your own version.  … read more
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Simple Simon
Sequence the lines of this popular nurses rhyme. Explore placing  … read more
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Jack and Jill
Explore the rhyme and write your own version.  … read more
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Cobbler, cobbler, mend my shoe
Explore the rhyme and write your own version.  … read more
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Three blind mice
Explore the rhyme and write your own version.  … read more
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Limericks
A simple guide to support children in the writing of limericks.  … read more
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Changing Jack and Jill
A Magnet activity for your interactive whiteboard - double-click  … read more
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Changing Georgie Porgie
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Rhyming words
A Magnet activity for your interactive whiteboard - sort these  … read more
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Dinosaur rhymes
A fun resource where children choose rhyming words to complete  … read more
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Nursery rhyme news
A lovely idea! Create a bulletin for the nine o'clock news based  … read more
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