Year 2 Poetry Unit - Summer Holiday Poem

A 3 day summer poetry unit, perfect for using with year 2 before or after the summer holidays. The unit is based around a poem called ‘Summer Postcards,’ which tells the story of a boy’s crazy travels with an elephant over the summer holidays.
During the unit, the children complete a reading comprehension, gather ideas and write their own simple poem, imagining a bizarre trip of their own.

The unit contains:

  • A detailed plan for each of the three lessons
  • Curriculum coverage
  • Starter activities
  • Writing and planning templates
  • Differentiated comprehension booklet

The comprehension is also available to purchase separately.
PDF file format and Microsoft PowerPoint.



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  • KS1-Summer-Postcards-poetry-plan.pdf
  • Summer-postcards-lesson-PowerPoint.pptx
  • Year-2-comprehension-middle-ability--Summer-Postcards.pdf
  • Year-2-comprehension-higher-ability--Summer-Postcards.pdf
  • Year-2-comprehension-lower-ability--Summer-Postcards.pdf
  • Accommodation-pictures.pdf
  • Transport.pdf
  • Places.pdf
  • Holiday-Postcards-Poem-Planning-Template.pdf
  • Holiday-Postcards-writing-template.pdf

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Created: Jun 4, 2018

Updated: Jul 2, 2019

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