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Year 2 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 2 as follows:

Click on them to find out more about the poem.

Acrostic Poems

Fireworks by Gervais Phinn

Christmas by Gervais Phinn

Quatrain – AABB or ABAB

Food Stop by Benjamin Zephaniah

Excuses by Alan Ahlberg

Peter Pan by Andrea Shavick

Rumble in the Jungle (book) by Giles Andreae & David Wojtowycz

Tasty Poems (book) by Jill Bennet & Nick Sharratt

Shape Poem

What is he? By Liz Brownlee

The Shape of a poem by Chris Odgen

Aaaah!!! At Last It’s Spring by James Carter

Family Tree by Damien Harvey

Word Whirls by John Foster

Performance Poetry

I’m Walking with my Iguana by Brian Moses

Solo with Chorus by Rose Fyleman

Nut Tree by Julia Donaldson

The Dinosaur Rap by John Foster

Cats by Eleanor Farjeon

Shhhhhh! By Julia Donaldson

For performance, Year 2 will learn these poems. Click on these to find out more about these poems.


Autumn 1 Buckingham Palace by AA Milne
Autumn 2 The Moon by Robert Louis Stevenson
Spring 1 The Rhythm of Life by Michael Rosen
Spring 2 Plum by Tony Mitton
Summer 1 Fruit Picking by Jack Ousbey
Summer 2 See Me Walking by Clive Webster