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KS1/KS2 Bonfire Night Acrostic Poetry – Writing Resource Pack

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Explore the sights and sounds of Bonfire Night and fireworks using this acrostic poetry resource.

Pupils can develop their ideas using a model poem and images provided before writing their own acrostic poems on the theme of fireworks, bonfires and bonfire night.

This resource pack includes:

  • Model Acrostic Poem: ‘Fire’
    This is used to inspire writing and can be used as a model for pupils to base their own writing upon.
  • Acrostic poetry ideas sheets
    Pupils can gather and organise ideas before writing.
  • Acrostic poetry writing paper
    A variety of words linked to Bonfire Night are included for pupils to write their own poems. Words included are: fireworks, bonfire, bonfire night.
  • Themed writing paper
    A beautifully designed sheet that pupils could use to present their writing.
  • Teaching Slides
    These can be used to guide pupils through the activities and prompt discussion.
  • Teacher’s Notes
    Guidance on how to use the resource is given, divided into three smaller activities. Additional activities are also suggested.

What is an acrostic poem?

An acrostic poem is a poem where the first letter of each line spells out a word or phrase, which is typically the subject of the poem.

Usually those letters would be bigger or bolder or coloured in some way so you can easily see the word and spot that it is an acrostic poem.

National Curriculum English programme of study links

  • to say out loud what they are going to write about
  • to write poetry
  • compose and rehearse sentences orally, building a varied and rich vocabulary …
  • to select appropriate grammar and vocabulary, understanding how such choices can change and enhance meaning

  • Teacher notes
  • PowerPoint
  • Model text poem
  • Collecting ideas sheets
  • Writing sheets
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