Poetry - exploring form (KS1 & KS2 resources)

Explore poetic form with our poetry resources - choose from fun worksheets, writing templates and planning frames.

21 resources
Making lists
A set of tips on how to tackle list writing. Includes an example  … 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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Y3 Y4 | Reading comprehension | Writing composition
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Prepositions poetry
Identify the use of prepositions in a poem and use it as a model  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Writing composition
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St George and the Dragon – acrostic poem
A writing frame to complete an acrostic poem by looking at a  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Writing composition
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'On the ground' - word wall
Use this 'word wall' to explore the poem by clicking on each  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Writing composition | Seasons
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'On the ground' - simile poem
An adapted version of the original 'On the ground' poetry writing  … read more
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Y2 | Writing composition | Seasons
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Kinds of poetry
This colourful PowerPoint takes children through all the different  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Writing composition
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Still as a post and as tall as a spire
Can you match the comparison to the picture? A super activity  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Writing composition
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Wet poem
Alliterative patterns. Read the poem and ask how the poet has  … read more
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Y1 | Writing composition
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Shape poems
Rewrite the poems as a shape poem.  … read more
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Y1 | Writing composition
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Animal poetry
Use the structure to write new poems about African animals.  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Writing composition
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Alliteration poem
Have fun with the tongue-twister and ask the children for more  … read more
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Y4 | Writing composition
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Writing a colour poem
After reading 'What is Pink?' by Christina Rosetti children are  … read more
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Y2 | Writing composition
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A ballad
Read the ballad about Bonnie Prince Charles and answer the questions  … read more
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Y5 | Writing composition
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Writing a tanka
Use the framework provided to write a tanka! The resource is  … read more
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Y4 | Writing composition
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Rain sounds
Read, share and practise the poem ready to perform in the classroom!  … read more
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Y5 | Writing composition | Weather
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List poems
A super poetry resource! Six useful frameworks to help children  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Writing composition
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On the ground poetry
Pupils collect autumnal objects from the ground and write a poem  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Writing composition | Seasons
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I can't find my...
Can you find your toy? A lovely poetry framework.  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Writing composition | Toys
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The Door poetry
An inspiring poetry lesson in which children use the framework  … read more
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Y3 | Writing composition
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Shopping list poem
A super resource to help children write a poem with helpful frameworks  … read more
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Y2 | Writing composition
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