Success! I’ve finally finished writing a poem to match with all of the 30 statutory spelling requirements for Year 2 featured in the spelling appendix for the National Curriculum!
All the poems are designed to highlight lots of examples of one particular spelling rule in a fun, memorable and child-friendly way. Hopefully this ‘poetry for spelling’ approach will allow you to fit in a bit of reading comprehension and discussion on the conventions of poetry at the same time as presenting spelling in an interesting new way.
Included in this download is a table linking all the poems to the relevant Year 2 statutory requirements.
The poems are available for download for free use for educational purposes (not for re-sale or commercial use!). You could use these poems as the basis for a spelling scheme of work (one poem per lesson, children writing on whiteboards) or perhaps print some or all of them as a booklet to give to children to read at home or in class over the course of the year. You could also use this resource to dip into if you feel there is a particular spelling rule that your class need to go back and revisit.
NOTE: I’ve had a very thorough check, but if you find any typos or formatting issues please do let me know in the comments and I’ll fix them.