These bright and engaging worksheets encourage children to revise and practise the standard features needed when writing limericks. This KS2 poems can encourage pupils to experiment with vocabulary and rhyme before writing their own limericks.
The sheets offer five different challenges, under the headings understand, explain, challenge, test and apply. These can be completed during a single lesson, spread over a number of sessions, or used for homework. The questions encourage creative responses as well as revision, and use interesting images to spark children’s imaginations.
This primary resource is divided into five sections:
Can you add missing words to these limericks?
These limericks need fixing. Can you fix each one?
Can you complete these limericks? You might find the word bank provided helpful.
Look at these short pieces of writing. Rewrite each one so that it is a limerick.
Choose two of the images provided. For each of your chosen pictures, write a limerick.
National Curriculum English programme of study links
- Listening to, discussing and expressing views about a wide range of contemporary and classic poetry, stories and non-fiction at a level beyond that at which they can read independently
- Recognising simple recurring literary language in stories and poetry
- Develop positive attitudes towards and stamina for writing by writing poetry
- Recognise some different forms of poetry