This pack contains a number of resources to support pupils when writing a poem based on the classic Christmas song ‘O Christmas Tree’. Pupils can explore the original text’s structure and read a second version inspired by the original poem.
The resources are based around a Christmas theme and could be used to engage pupils in seasonal writing tasks at the end of the autumn term. There is an opportunity to revisit or teach adding the suffix -ful to create adjectives and -ly to create adverbs.
What is included in this KS1 resource pack?
- Model text: O Christmas Tree - the classic Christmas song to explore with pupils
- Model text: O Christmas Tree (2) - this model text includes a poem inspired from the original song, using a similar repeating pattern and using a range of words ending in the suffixes -ly and -ful
- O Christmas Tree writing sheet - this contains success criteria for writing poem based on the model texts as well as examples of words ending in the suffixes -ful and -ly and examples of vocabulary used at Christmas time
- Images to inspire writing - a set of images of Christmas trees to support pupils to collect words to describe them
- O Christmas Tree planning sheet - this worksheet allows pupils to note ideas for their poem
- Writing scaffold - a worksheet that includes sentence starts to support writing; two versions are available: the first with space to write their own versions of the first 4 lines of the poem; the second version follows the same structure as the original text
- Themed writing paper - the writing paper can be used for pupils to present their work
National Curriculum English programme of study links:
Pupils will write sentences by saying out loud what they are writing about and composing sentences orally before writing
Pupils should write poetry
Pupils should consider what they are going to write about before beginning by planning or saying out loud what they are going to write about
Pupils should be taught to add suffixes to spell longer words ...-ful, ...-ly…