This resource comprises 2 sheets: a planet-themed picture-poem frame for KS2 pupils, and a guidance sheet for use, with examples of full poems and suggestions for development.
Children have the fun of writing their poems on a planet - or planet-shaped frame. This fires enthusiasm and ideas for the writing task, which involves description and similes, and whatever individual writers may like to add. They’ll also need to invent a name for their planet. The possibilities for description are wide open, as the two examples on the guide sheet show, so creativity can take off in this activity. A simpler and harder example is provided on the guide sheet, for Yrs 3/4 and 5/6 respectively.
This home-devised, hand-illustrated sheet has proved popular and rewarding in my poetry workshops.