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Year 1 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 year 1 as follows:

Click on them to find out more about the poem.

Alliterative List Poems

Alphabet Poem by Michael Rosen

Pineapple by Vyanne Samuel

Simple Riddles

Innovate a well-known rhyme (written)

Incey Wincy Spider

There Was a Crooked Man

Hey Diddle Diddle

Performance Poetry

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

Voices of Water by Tony Mitton

My Colours by Colin West

Hands by Julia Donaldson

Queue for the Zoo by Clare Bevan

For performance, Year 1 will learn these poems. Click on these to find out more about these poems.

Autumn 1 Now We Are Six by AA Milne
Autumn 2 I Opened a Book by Julia Donaldson
Spring 1 Tippy Tappy by Michael Rosen
Spring 2 The Morning Rush by John Foster
Summer 1 The Caterpillar by Christina Rosetti
Summer 2 Here is the Seed by John Foster