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Reception Poetry


Each year group allocates one week per term to focus on a particular type of poetry.  Children spend time during the week reading, discussing, reviewing and creating poems in the given style that they are learning.  Poetry types have been allocated to each year group as follows:

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Innovate a well-known rhyme (verbally)

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Alphabet List Poems

An alphabet of horrible habits by Colin West

Twinkle Twinkle Chocolate Bar Book

Rhyming Couplets

Twinkle Twinkle Chocolate Bar Book

10 Dancing Dinosaurs by John Foster

Performance Poetry

Miss Polly

Hot Cross Buns

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

Caribbean Counting Poem by Pamela Mordecai

The Dark Wood


For performance, Reception will learn these poems. Click on these to find out more about these poems.