Primary English: Poetry

Engaging poetry resources for KS1 and KS2 classes, to capture their attention and explore the language of different types of poems

Tes Resources Team

Letters & Books Representing Primary Poetry Lessons For KS1 & KS2 Students

Delve into the imaginative world of poetry and encourage students to write their own with these engaging activities

Poetry is often viewed as a love it or loathe it topic, but it is one that pupils will need to engage with throughout their school careers. From the outset, it is important to present a positive view of poetry and find interesting ways for learners to engage with text that they might not fully understand. Here are just a few ideas to make that possible…

Whole school planning and activities

Looking for new, well thought out ways of approaching poetry lessons? Suitable for all ages, these comprehensive packs of planning, activities and supportive materials are a great starting point for any investigation into poetry.

 

Poetry Train
The Poetry Society

Poetry Train

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Poetry Train is a teachers pack of activities, poems and advice for teaching poetry in primary schools. David Harmer and Roger Stevens share proven approaches for use in the classroom, based on brilliant poems by top poets such as Carol Ann Duffy and Jackie Kay.
Spring Writing and Poetry Pack (KS1/KS2)
Polly Puddleduck

Spring Writing and Poetry Pack (KS1/KS2)

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Students will love this Spring Writing and Poetry Pack Included in this 26 page NO PREP needed resource: Lots of Spring Writing Cinquain and Quatrain Spring Poetry Spring Sensory Poem Template Spring Topic Word Template (students can choose Spring Words to research and/or learn for a Sp...

KS1 resources

Capture young learners’ imaginations with these easy-to-access routes into poetry, from well-loved classics to original creations.

 

Poetry, Reading and Writing KS1
teachercellar

Poetry, Reading and Writing KS1

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A fun start with these fun activities for emergent readers and writers in KS1. The powerpoint can be used to model reading and writing to the whole class and the pdf file can be printed off as individual worksheets. Poetry for Fun......animal poems with comprehension, drawing and writing activitie...
Poem worksheets
loretolady

Poem worksheets

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4 poems on different themes for the children to change and make up an alternative. Suitable for year 1 and 2.
YEAR 2 POETRY PLANNING THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT
GemmaReynolds

YEAR 2 POETRY PLANNING THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT

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A very detailed plan for a year 2 week on the classic poem 'The Owl and the Pussycat'. Learning objectives are taken directly from the Y2 curriculum and every day includes layered success criteria. Each day comes with resources that can be used across the class with scope for differentiation. There ...

KS2 resources

Introduce students to the different styles of poetry and the way individual words are used to create emotion as the start of in-depth analysis with help from these lesson activities.

 

Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes Poetry Lessons and Activities
goldtopfox

Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes Poetry Lessons and Activities

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This is my best selling resource and is a set of lessons and activities for KS2 poetry work. These would also be ideal for use around National Poetry Day or World Poetry Day. The lessons are based on 'Revolting Rhymes' by Roald Dahl. All lesson resources, differentiated activities and planning ...
English - Poetry - Summer Senses Poem
AcornTeachingResources

English - Poetry - Summer Senses Poem

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A whole lesson to support students in planning and composing their own summer senses poem. Differentiated resources and a range of activities to support all learners. Ideal for supporting SEN pupils in the writing of a summer senses poem. This resource would be a great activity for the end of...
Haiku Poems
jmunnelly

Haiku Poems

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I used this for a bottom set Yr 7 class but it was based around a Year 4 lesson which my sister taught. It was used for an interview lesson and I got the job so must have been ok :D Please feel free to comment on this lesson, all comments gladly recieved as this is my first post. Enjoy.