Poo Patrol Part 2 - English Poetry

Pupils get the chance to write their own Stinkin' Stanzas

Years: 5, 6

Duration: 60mins

Curriculum Objectives: 6

Subject: English

Resource Overview

Dog poo is ‘worming’ it’s way on to our streets. It’s dangerous, disgusting and avoidable.

It’s time we came together to fight back!

This pack includes a wide range of supporting curriculum linked lesson plans (perfect for upper KS2 and a mini project) pre written risk assessments, promotional posters and suggestions for how to organise your day.It was originally created for Bristol's Poo Patrol Big Spray Day but can easily be adapted for your school community. So, if dog poo is proving a nusciance here is everything you need to highlight the problem, encourage irresponsible dog owners to be responsible and to understand the bigger issues with dog poo. Perfect for a persuasive writing project, a data handling block focusing on real life data or an art project with a purpose.

Resource Assets


Stinkin' Stanzas

A fun and engaging lesson guaranteed to catch the children's imagination


Stinkin' Stanzas - example

Get the creative fluids flowing with this example stanza

Curriculum Objectives

  • Year 5 and 6 (Age 9-11)
    • Assess the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing.
    • Continue to read and discuss an increasingly wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books or textbooks.
    • Discuss and evaluate how authors use language, considering the impact on the reader.
    • Identify the audience for and purpose of writing, selecting the appropriate form and using other similar writing as models.
    • Prepare poems and plays to read aloud and perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone and volume so that meaning is clear to an audience.
    • Propose changes to vocabulary, grammar and punctuation to enhance effects and clarify meaning.