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Literacy Unit 3 Poetry – Poems on a theme

This unit is aimed at children in Year 1.

A selection of resources to support the teaching of Literacy strategy, Poetry, unit 3 – Poems on a theme

 - focus on Farm animals. Using as one of the poems – Cats Sleep Anywhere by Eleanor Farjeon

For a complete list of what's included see the table below. Numbers in red show the number for learning objectives in the Poetry block

Files Included in this Download

Resource Name

Format

Objectives

Resource Details

Cats Sleep Anywhere

(21 slides)

1 Speaking

To interpret a text by reading aloud

PowerPoint presentation of the poem Cats Sleep Anywhere.  Poem and appropriate pictures

Picture for Cats Sleep Anywhere

(1 page)

1 Speaking

To interpret a text by reading aloud

2 Listening and responding

To listen with sustained concentration

Using the Poem to listen to carefully and know where to place the cats in the picture

 A Cat in my Lap

(3 pages)

2 Listening and responding

To listen with sustained concentration To build new stores of words

Three poems about cats for listening to, finding rhymes, learning new words.

Poems – theme farm animals

(6 pages)

 

 

2 Listening and responding

To listen with sustained concentration To build new stores of words

Eight more unusual poems about farm animals for listening to, finding rhymes, learning new words. 

Questions about farm animals

(1 page)

2 Listening and responding

To listen with sustained concentration 3   Group discussion and interaction

To ask and answer questions

Questions for children to ask and answer to guess the name of the chosen farm animal

Poem – The fat cat sat on the mat

 (3 pages)

2 Listening and responding

To listen with sustained concentration

5   Word recognition

To apply phonic knowledge and skill s

A long poem using mainly the ‘at’ blend – fun to listen to and read. Find all the blends

A maze of words

(1 page)

5   Word recognition

To apply phonic knowledge and skill s

Follow at words in a maze

Vowel phonemes

(3 pages)

5   Word recognition

To apply phonic knowledge and skill s

5 different sets of vowel phonemes to recognise, read, and write

Rhymes and high frequency words

(1 page)

5   Word recognition

To recognise automatically familiar high frequency words

Rhyming sentences about farm animals – choose the high frequency word which fits.

Make a book

(4  pages)

 

 

6 Word structure and spelling

To spell new words using phonics as the prime approach

Cut out and paste the pictures of words using blends into the book then write the words

 

Match the syllables

(1 page)

6 Word structure and spelling

To read and spell decodable two syllable words

Match the two syllables of farm animals and write the completed word

Words to sequence - Cats

 (pages)

7 Understanding and interpreting text To explain effects of patterns and repeated word / phrases

The words of Cats Sleep Anywhere to cut out in strips to sequence – finding pattern/repeated word

Animals at the farm

 (1 page)

8 Engaging with and responding to text

To make imaginative links to won experience

Poem to use as basis for working on own poem, using alliteration

Make up own animal poem

(2 pages)

9 Creating and shaping text

To create own short simple texts

To find new and interesting phrases

12   Presentation

To write most letters correctly formed and orientated

To write with spaces between words

An example of how to make an animal poem and sheet to fill in to make own  poem

   

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
   

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