Use poetry to write about winter, describing a view through a window. Pupils will learn about the present perfect tense and how this contrasts to the simple past tense, identifying how this was used in the model poem ‘The view from my window’. Pupils will use the model text and their knowledge of the present perfect form to create their own poems that describe a view from a window. This could be describing a winter view or a different season could be chosen.
What is included in this KS2 Poems resource pack?
Winter views from a window images
The view from my window model text
Blank window template.
Present perfect and simple past tense cards
Themed writing paper
What is the present perfect tense?
The present perfect tense is used to show that things happened in the past but are still happening, or are still relevant and important now. It is also referred to as the present perfect verb form.
The present perfect tense uses the words has/have + the past tense verb.
- She has walked to school.
The present perfect tense can be used instead of the simple past tense.
National Curriculum English programme of study links
Year 3 / 4
WRITING - composition
- Pupils should be taught to plan their writing by discussing writing similar to that which they are planning to write in order to learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar.
- Pupils should be taught to draft and write by composing sentences orally, progressively building a varied and rich vocabulary and an increasing range of sentence structures
WRITING - vocabulary, grammar and punctuation
- Pupils should be taught to develop their understanding of concepts set out in English Appendix 2 by using the present perfect form of verbs in contrast to the present tense.