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Civil War on The Moon, by Ted Hughes, space poetry

A one week unit for Y5 or Y6 exploring the weird and wonderful poem ‘Civil War on The Moon’, by the amazing Ted Hughes. Once the children have unpicked the tricky vocabulary (using the presentation attached), they will love this poem about two armies fighting for domination of the moon. My classes are always very keen to create new armies for a poem of their own.

I use it during our space topic. I have included teacher notes about the parts children find a little tricky and a breakdown of each verse.

I hope you have fun with this!

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  • Civil-War-on-the-Moon-meaning-breakdown.pptx
  • Civil-War-on-the-Moon-model.docx
  • Civil-war-on-the-Moon---teacher-notes.docx
  • civil-war-on-the-moon-comic-strip.docx
  • Civil-War-on-the-Moon-cloze-passage.docx
  • Y5-poetic-style-literacy-plan-2019.doc

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Created: Jan 10, 2019

Updated: Apr 25, 2019


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