Teach Poetry Using the Five Senses

Here are some of the poems that accompany the Year 1 Poetry Using the Senses Unit.

celebration and today we are exploring poetry using The Five Senses

KS1 English Teaching Resources: Using the Senses (KS1 Poetry Unit) includes a range of varied lessons and activities for children of all abilities. The PowerPoint uses bright colour, large and attractive fonts, vibrant imagery, sound, video and easy to follow, child-friendly language. Activities include:

Talk for writing - what are the senses?

Exploring and discussing poetry - reading, listening to and talking about poems

Using words/phrases to describe the senses

Individual, pair and group work

Assessment opportunities

Using photographs and images to stimulate discussion and description

Using words and phrases to describe personal experiences

Describing a special place using a writing frame

How to plan a poem

Writing a poem using the senses (with scaffolding)

Writing assessment task - write a simple poem

Detailed teaching notes for lessons and assessment

60 slide PowerPoint presentation

18 pages of worksheets to accompany the PowerPoint lessons

To preview KS1 English Teaching Resources: Using the Senses (KS1 Poetry Unit) please click on the images.

Here are some of the poems that accompany the Year 1 Poetry Using the Senses Unit.

Theme Poems: Using the Five Senses - ReadWriteThink

KS1 English Teaching Resources: Using the Senses (KS1 Poetry Unit) includes a range of varied lessons and activities for children of all abilities. The PowerPoint uses bright colour, large and attractive fonts, vibrant imagery, sound, video and easy to follow, child-friendly language. Activities include:

Talk for writing - what are the senses?

Exploring and discussing poetry - reading, listening to and talking about poems

Using words/phrases to describe the senses

Individual, pair and group work

Assessment opportunities

Using photographs and images to stimulate discussion and description

Using words and phrases to describe personal experiences

Describing a special place using a writing frame

How to plan a poem

Writing a poem using the senses (with scaffolding)

Writing assessment task - write a simple poem

Detailed teaching notes for lessons and assessment

60 slide PowerPoint presentation

18 pages of worksheets to accompany the PowerPoint lessons

To preview KS1 English Teaching Resources: Using the Senses (KS1 Poetry Unit) please click on the images.

Poetry Using The Senses English Worksheet. The senses are a great starting point for writing poems.

Christopher Hennessy reads two poems from his debut collection of poems, Love-in-Idleness. His poems, a marriage poem for two gay men and a poem using the five senses to describe a gay relationship in unique ways, celebrate a recent event in Hennessy's life. Can you guess what it might be?

Theme Poems: Using the Five Senses


Children explore poems using the five senses and different emotions, Five Little Senses All in a Row by Andrew Fusek Peters, Thanksgiving by Ivy O Eastwick, I Asked the Little Boy Who Cannot See, Today in Strong Colours by Sue Cowling. Children write descriptive words and phrases, including similes, using their senses about objects and fruit, leading to poems about ‘What Shall I Draw?’ and ‘Smelly People’. Discuss presentation.KS1 English Teaching Resources: Using the Senses (KS1 Poetry Unit) includes a range of varied lessons and activities for children of all abilities. The PowerPoint uses bright colour, large and attractive fonts, vibrant imagery, sound, video and easy to follow, child-friendly language. Activities include:

Talk for writing - what are the senses?

Exploring and discussing poetry - reading, listening to and talking about poems

Using words/phrases to describe the senses

Individual, pair and group work

Assessment opportunities

Using photographs and images to stimulate discussion and description

Using words and phrases to describe personal experiences

Describing a special place using a writing frame

How to plan a poem

Writing a poem using the senses (with scaffolding)

Writing assessment task - write a simple poem

Detailed teaching notes for lessons and assessment

60 slide PowerPoint presentation

18 pages of worksheets to accompany the PowerPoint lessons

To preview KS1 English Teaching Resources: Using the Senses (KS1 Poetry Unit) please click on the images.Children explore poems using the five senses and different emotions, Five Little Senses All in a Row by Andrew Fusek Peters, Thanksgiving by Ivy O Eastwick, I Asked the Little Boy Who Cannot See, Today in Strong Colours by Sue Cowling. Children write descriptive words and phrases, including similes, using their senses about objects and fruit, leading to poems about ‘What Shall I Draw?’ and ‘Smelly People’. Discuss presentation.KS1 English Teaching Resources: Using the Senses (KS1 Poetry Unit) includes a range of varied lessons and activities for children of all abilities. The PowerPoint uses bright colour, large and attractive fonts, vibrant imagery, sound, video and easy to follow, child-friendly language. Activities include:

Talk for writing - what are the senses?

Exploring and discussing poetry - reading, listening to and talking about poems

Using words/phrases to describe the senses

Individual, pair and group work

Assessment opportunities

Using photographs and images to stimulate discussion and description

Using words and phrases to describe personal experiences

Describing a special place using a writing frame

How to plan a poem

Writing a poem using the senses (with scaffolding)

Writing assessment task - write a simple poem

Detailed teaching notes for lessons and assessment

60 slide PowerPoint presentation

18 pages of worksheets to accompany the PowerPoint lessons

To preview KS1 English Teaching Resources: Using the Senses (KS1 Poetry Unit) please click on the images.