In KS1, pupils should write poetry as a way to develop their writing skills. This resource gives pupils the opportunity to write an acrostic poem, based on the theme of friends. Classes can also discuss friendships and what makes a good friend, linked to Relationships Education.
This primary resource pack includes:
- ‘Friends’ acrostic poem examples
- ‘Friends’ acrostic poem writing sheet
- Teacher’s notes
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