Teaching Resources KS1 and KS2

This resource consists of 15 Power Points (5 each for KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2).
Each Power Point presents a new ‘prompt’ to inspire your children’s poems on the theme of light. Each Power Point begins with a slide of teacher’s notes followed by images, poems, and activities to fire up the writers!

For the purposes of the competition, we suggest children try several of the ideas – sharing and editing their various pieces – before finally selecting their best work and submitting a clear and legible poem they feel proud of.

(Click appropriate ‘Age Group’ Prompt below to open a PowerPoint display)
Age Group Title Content/Outcome
KS1 Prompt 1Don’t turn out the LightExcuse poem for not going to bed
KS1 Prompt 2I Love the LightCelebrating the beauty of light
KS1 Prompt 3Candle WishesWishing light into the lives of others
KS1 Prompt 4In the Light of the MoonMoonlight, Nocturnal Animals, Light/Dark
KS1 Prompt 5The FlameReally looking at a candle flame (choose to use a real candle or one of the given images)
LKS2 Prompt 1If Light was a PersonPersonification poem based on Rachel Rooney’s poem, Six Facts about Light
LKS2 Prompt 2The Light of my LifePraising someone through light metaphors
LKS2 Prompt 3Tiger, TigerPoem based on William Blake’s The Tyger
LKS2 Prompt 4The FlameReally looking at a candle flame (choose to use a real candle or one of the given images)
LKS2 Prompt 5Light on WaterUse images of light and reflections on water
UKS2 Prompt 1In Winter’s HouseUsing a poem by Jane Draycott – writing on the theme of winter, darkness and light
UKS2 Prompt 2Twinkle, TwinkleUsing the nursery rhyme and a poem by Michaela Morgan
UKS2 Prompt 3The Frozen ManUsing a poem by Kit Wright to focus on the plight of those left out in the dark and cold
UKS2 Prompt 4The FlameReally looking at a candle flame (choose to use a real candle or one of the given images)
UKS2 Prompt 5I Saw a PeacockBased on an old riddle poem, this task would suit able writers, but is accessible to all