Tomorrow is National Poetry Day and no matter what the weather is, we suggest you get outdoors!
We love using our senses outdoors and they can create the most beautiful poem!
This basic structure of the poem makes it adaptable. It can be used with any age or stage!
This poem can be a one off, or can be updated throughout the course of the year.
It should be adapted to accommodate whatever skills you are working on in literacy, whether that be alliteration, using adjectives or something else.
I have used it with most primary year groups, younger children and those in special education through the use of pictures. The child can create and staff and write if needed.
It uses the senses and each line starts:
Allow children to relax and reflect outdoors before asking them to write. A short mindfulness session where children are asked simply to find a space and think about their senses in turn can help. Save this poem and head out again during the next season.
This also links writing to maths as the children start understanding the seasons and learning their sequence.
If you enjoy this with your class please do share their poems with us!