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Poetry - exploring rhythm and rhyming (KS1 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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