Year 2 ‘Poetry for Spelling’: FREE Complete Collection with Curriculum Links Included!

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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.

If you love poetry, then consider buying a book of poetry by Michael RosenSteve Turner or Allan Ahlberg to read to your children.

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11 Responses to Year 2 ‘Poetry for Spelling’: FREE Complete Collection with Curriculum Links Included!

  1. Sarah Brackstone says:

    Hello, what a brilliant idea. Spelling was a big issue with last years cohort and our focus for this academic year!

  2. Claire Lewis says:

    Brilliant idea, thank you so much for sharing. It will be a good addition to resources for spelling in Y2.

  3. Eleanor Dixon says:

    I love these! Thank you so much for sharing them – I’m sure my class will enjoy spelling time a bit more!

  4. Dawn Kingshott says:

    This is absolutely unbelievable. I am incredibly excited to use this and so grateful to you for sharing your hard work. Thank you so much!

  5. Ellen Glynn says:

    These are wonderful! Thank you for being so generous.

  6. P Fogarty says:

    I have started you use this with my class at Maria International School of Bucharest in Romania. Thank you so much for taking the time to do this.

  7. Vicki Harrison says:

    Love this idea. Trying the wr poem out in my spelling lesson this week!

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