In the summer months, it is fun to lie back and watch the clouds pass by, observing the shapes that they form in the sky. Explore poetry using this summer themed writing pack based on cloud watching.
Pupils will read a model poem ‘Cloud Watching’, exploring its structure and how noun phrases have been expanded to create description. They are then encouraged to carry out their own ‘cloud watching’ before writing about the shapes and patterns that the clouds formed in the sky. Pupils will then write their own poems, based on ideas from their own cloud watching, describing the clouds in the sky.
The resource pack provides suggested activities, including teaching or revisiting the use of noun phrases to describe or specify.
This pack includes:
- Model text – Cloud Watching
- Cloud image cards
- Planning sheet
- Themed writing paper
- Teaching notes with guidance on how the resources could be used
National Curriculum Programme of study links
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 use noun phrases