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English Homework Week 7

English home school learning 13th July 2020

To understand what counting poems are and try writing one yourself.

This lesson includes:

  • an introduction to poems
  • a reminder about writing sentences
  • three activities to do at home


A poem is a piece of writing that expresses a thought, an emotion or a story. Poems can rhyme, use alliteration or have a rhythm but they don't have to.

Watch this short video to find out more about poems.

There are many different types of poem. One type is a counting poem.

These poems contain some sort of counting, usually counting backwards from ten.

Have a look at the example of a counting poem in the files.


You are going to write your own counting poem, but first let's recap on writing sentences.

When you are writing, words are grouped together into sentences. There are a few simple rules you need to follow to make sure your sentences are clear.

Firstly, a sentence needs a capital letter at the beginning and a punctuation mark at the end, like a full stop (.), a question mark (?) or an exclamation mark (!).

A sentence also needs a verb in it and it must make complete sense all on its own.