Lesson plans with ideas and activities for the youngest school-age children, exploring words, sounds and meanings. Lots of collaboration, shared writing and enjoyment.
Lesson on 'The news' by Michael RosenBy the end of the lesson the pupils will have: discussed the nature of nonsense poetry and how it turns what we think of as everyday life and language upside down to create new and strange meanings; written a simple nonsense poem through the technique of repetition and juxtaposition of unlikely phrases. Anthony Wilson
Inclusion: 'Boneyard rap' by Wes Magee
All pupils will... pre-empt sounds or actions in a familiar poem. Some pupils will... explore the sounds their body can make. A few pupils will... find different ways to convey the atmosphere of the poem.Carolyn Purslow
Lesson on 'Granny is' by Valerie Bloom
By the end of the lesson the pupils will have:
- discussed the way the poem uses simple metaphors to describe the character and personality of 'Granny';
- made a poem using their own metaphorical descriptions of a grandmother.