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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.

21 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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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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The Christmasaurus - Penguin schools resource
Forget everything you thought you knew about the North Pole...  … 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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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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Changing Jack and Jill
A Magnet activity for your interactive whiteboard - double-click  … read more
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Dinosaur rhymes
A fun resource where children choose rhyming words to complete  … read more
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