Writing poetry allows pupils to explore and develop their use of language. Using this resource pack, pupils in KS2 can embrace fun and silliness by writing their own humorous poems using the resources in the poetry pack. Pupils will have the opportunity to write a funny poem using a set pattern to help them structure their writing but will let their imagination run wild!
The resources are based around the theme of things you didn’t see, do, hear etc and could be adapted to a theme of your choice to link with a current topic or your class’s interests. There is an opportunity to revisit or teach the use of alliteration and personification and exploring verb choices.
This resource includes:
Humorous poem model text: I didn’t …
This model text is a poem that uses humour to list things that the author didn’t do.
Humorous poem writing sheet
This contains success criteria for writing a humorous poem including choosing suitable verbs and the use of personification and alliteration.
Humorous poem planning sheet
This worksheet allows pupils to note ideas for their poem. you may wish to explore verb choices, including using a thesaurus to widen pupils’ vocabulary and collect ideas for humorous things that they didn’t do before pupils record their own ideas for a poem on their plan.
A worksheet that includes sentence starts for each line to the poem to support writing if needed.
Themed writing paper
The writing paper can be used for pupils to present their work.
National Curriculum English programme of study links:
Pupils should recognise some different forms of poetry.
Pupils should plan their writing by discussing similar writing similar to that which they are planning to write in order to learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar.
Year 5 /6
Pupils should discuss and evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language, considering the impact on the reader.
Pupils should draft and write by selecting appropriate grammar and vocabulary, understanding how such choices can change and enhance meaning.