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St Augustines Weekly Planning Sheet Date:

WeeklyPlanning: Literacy.Unit: Poetry Really Looking. Teacher: Mrs.Upton.

Date:3rd March2008.




(What we arelearning today)



(What I am lookingfor)




To look at poems and read them usingexpression and intonation.


I can write a simple poem usingalliteration.














I can read, write and spellkeywords.

SharedTime: Look again at theweather poems. Choose one to focus on. Ask a number of children toread out the poem, using expression in their voices.

Then look atalliteration. Can the children give some examples of alliterativephrases about the weather? Write these up on the board for thechildren to use while they are writing their own poems.

Activity:Y/G/B Childrenare to try and write their own poems about a sunny/rainy day usingalliteration. Provide the children with individual whiteboards tonote down their initial ideas.

R Read, write andspell keywords working with S.G. as support.

PLENARY Choosesome children to read out their poem twice, firstly reading it likea robot, and then using expression in their voice.

Which version do thechildren prefer to hear and why?



To create a Class Book ofPoems.


I can edit and improve my ownwork.

SharedTime: Look at a couple ofexamples from yesterdays work on the board. Read through themtogether and think about where improvements could be made. Show thechildren how to edit this written work using a coloured pencil (NOTcrossing out, just writing above where a better word could beused). Tell the children that we are going to createA Class Book of Poems, using whatwe have learnt over the week. What do we need toremember when writing a poem? Create a checklist of ideas:(adjectives, alliteration, rhyming words wherepossible).

Activity:Children to choosetheir best poem from the last two days and spend a short timelooking at where they could improve that poem. Use acoloured pencil to edit theirwork. Then write out the improved poem neatly, thinking about theirhandwriting as their entry for the Class Book.

R With supportfrom S.G. children to look back at their poem from Wednesday andindividually but with support, try and think of where they couldmake their poem better. Try to change a few words in their poem.Then write out their improved poem neatly, thinking about theirhandwriting as their entry for the Class Book.

PLENARY Spreadout the poems on the tables for all the children to walk around andread. Display the poems in a Class Book.





Learning Outcome for this Unit:Children read a variety of poems and discuss features, includingrhyming patterns and use of adjectives.

Then use these skills to write theirown poems.

To create A Class Book ofPoems.