Classical Poetry: Two - Activities

    Relation to National Curriculum in England: = English
Activity Photo Activity Resources Relation to National Curriculum Downloads
Activity One - The Elf And The Dormouse
  • En2/1c use relevant strategies to build their vocabulary
  • En2/1h speak audibly and fluently with an increasing command of Standard English
  • En2/2.2 Comprehension
  • En2/3.2 Handwriting and Presentation
  • En2/3.3 Composition
Activity two - The Wind

Activity 2

The Wind

  • En2/1c use relevant strategies to build their vocabulary
  • En2/1h speak audibly and fluently with an increasing command of Standard English
  • En2/2.2 Comprehension
  • En2/3.2 Handwriting and Presentation
  • En2/3.3 Composition
Activity Three - Caterpillar

Activity 3

Caterpillar

  • En2/1c use relevant strategies to build their vocabulary
  • En2/1h speak audibly and fluently with an increasing command of Standard English
  • En2/2.2 Comprehension
  • En2/3.2 Handwriting and Presentation
  • En2/3.3 Composition
Activity Four - The Swing

Activity 4

The Swing

  • En2/1c use relevant strategies to build their vocabulary
  • En2/1h speak audibly and fluently with an increasing command of Standard English
  • En2/2.2 Comprehension
  • En2/3.2 Handwriting and Presentation
  • En2/3.3 Composition
Activity Five - A Memory

Activity 5

A Memory

  • En2/1c use relevant strategies to build their vocabulary
  • En2/1h speak audibly and fluently with an increasing command of Standard English
  • En2/2.2 Comprehension
  • En2/3.2 Handwriting and Presentation
  • En2/3.3 Composition
Activity Six - The Months

Activity 6

The Months

  • En2/1c use relevant strategies to build their vocabulary
  • En2/1h speak audibly and fluently with an increasing command of Standard English
  • En2/2.2 Comprehension
  • En2/3.2 Handwriting and Presentation
  • En2/3.3 Composition
Activity One - The Elf And The Dormouse

Activity 1
The Elf And The Dormouse

Practical Resources:

Relation to Curriculum in England:

  • En2/1c use relevant strategies to build their vocabulary
  • En2/1h speak audibly and fluently with an increasing command of Standard English
  • En2/2.2 Comprehension
  • En2/3.2 Handwriting and Presentation
  • En2/3.3 Composition

Downloads:

Activity two - The Wind

Activity 2
The Wind

Practical Resources:

Relation to Curriculum in England:

  • En2/1c use relevant strategies to build their vocabulary
  • En2/1h speak audibly and fluently with an increasing command of Standard English
  • En2/2.2 Comprehension
  • En2/3.2 Handwriting and Presentation
  • En2/3.3 Composition

Downloads:

Activity Three - Caterpillar

Activity 3
Caterpillar

Practical Resources:

Relation to Curriculum in England:

  • En2/1c use relevant strategies to build their vocabulary
  • En2/1h speak audibly and fluently with an increasing command of Standard English
  • En2/2.2 Comprehension
  • En2/3.2 Handwriting and Presentation
  • En2/3.3 Composition

Downloads:

Activity Four - The Swing

Activity 4
The Swing

Practical Resources:

Relation to Curriculum in England:

  • En2/1c use relevant strategies to build their vocabulary
  • En2/1h speak audibly and fluently with an increasing command of Standard English
  • En2/2.2 Comprehension
  • En2/3.2 Handwriting and Presentation
  • En2/3.3 Composition

Downloads:

Activity Five - A Memory

Activity 5
A Memory

Practical Resources:

Relation to Curriculum in England:

  • En2/1c use relevant strategies to build their vocabulary
  • En2/1h speak audibly and fluently with an increasing command of Standard English
  • En2/2.2 Comprehension
  • En2/3.2 Handwriting and Presentation
  • En2/3.3 Composition

Downloads:

Activity Six - The Months

Activity 6
The Months

Practical Resources:

Relation to Curriculum in England:

  • En2/1c use relevant strategies to build their vocabulary
  • En2/1h speak audibly and fluently with an increasing command of Standard English
  • En2/2.2 Comprehension
  • En2/3.2 Handwriting and Presentation
  • En2/3.3 Composition

Downloads:

How do I use the Classical Poetry: One Activities?

Poetry is a subtle art that permeates our lives, often without us even realizing it. It can be found in songs and literature, and developing an appreciation for it can benefit a child's reading and writing skills. These six activities in Hands-On Education's Classical Poetry: Two are a great introduction to classical poetry for Year Two learners and align with the National Curriculum of England's English standards. Check out the other key stage one topics for more curriculum-aligned activities for your classroom or home-educated children. With a wide range of subjects to choose from, planning your day will be a breeze.

Understanding and appreciating poetry is an important skill that can benefit children both academically and emotionally. Here are some additional thoughts on the subject:

  • Poetry can help children develop their language and communication skills. By exploring the rhythms, sounds, and meanings of words, they can expand their vocabulary and learn to express themselves more effectively.
  • Reading and writing poetry can also help children develop their empathy and emotional intelligence. By engaging with the thoughts and feelings of others through poetry, they can learn to better understand themselves and the world around them.
  • The six activities in Hands-On Education's Classical Poetry: Two provide a great introduction to classical poetry for Year Two learners. These activities are designed to be engaging and interactive, helping children to develop their own creativity and critical thinking skills.
  • In addition to the activities in Classical Poetry: Two, there are many other ways to introduce children to poetry. For example, you might encourage them to write their own poems, or to explore different forms of poetry such as haikus or sonnets.
  • If you're looking for more curriculum-aligned activities for your classroom or home-educated children, be sure to check out the other key stage one topics available from Hands-On Education. With a wide range of subjects to choose from, you're sure to find activities that will help to make your planning a breeze.
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