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Poems on a theme (KS1 resources)

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

27 resources
Did you wash my dirty clothes? – a poetry activityNew!
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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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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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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‘Mice’ by Rose Fyleman – comprehension activities
Comprehension and poetry writing activity based on the poem 'Mice'  … 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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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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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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Back to school poetry writing
A positive look at returning to school after the Christmas holidays.  … 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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Y2 | Writing composition
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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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Treasure map poem
A writing frame to help children write poetic directions for  … read more
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