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A Literary Leaf for I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree


KS: Lower KS2

Year Group: Year 3

Literary Theme: From Mystery to Discovery

Author(s): by Fiona Waters and Frann Preston-Gannon

Overview and Outcomes:

This is a 11 session Literary Leaf for I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree: A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year by Fiona Waters and Frann Preston-Gannon which covers all aspects of the Lower Key Stage 2 content domain.  Within this sequence, children will explore poetic language and terminology and have the opportunity to explore the different seasons through each of the sessions as well as listening to music to evoke atmosphrere.

Synopsis of text:

I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, named after the first line of Judith Nicholls' poem 'Windsong', is a lavishly illustrated collection of 366 nature poems - one for every day of the year, including leap years. Filled with familiar favourites and new discoveries, written by a wide variety of poets, including -

John Agard, William Blake, Emily Bronte, Charles Causley, Walter de la Mare, Emily Dickinson, Carol Ann Duffy, Eleanor Farjeon, Robert Frost, Thomas Hardy, Roger McGough, Christina Rossetti, William Shakespeare, John Updike, William Wordsworth and many more.

This is the perfect book for children (and grown-ups!) to share at the beginning or the end of the day, or just to dip into.


Poetry, seasons, nature

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