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It’s Poetry Week!

Our poetry week is a whole school, week-long celebration of poetry.

During our Poetry Week, we spend all of our English lessons focussing on poetry.  Each class analyses and develops their understanding of a poem across the week and works on creating a performance of that poem.  We then come together for a poetry recital where each class performs their poems to the whole school.

Here are some links to online poetry resources which we hope will inspire your love of poetry even further:

The Children's Poetry Archive

Poetry doesn't just live in books - it lives in the sounds that words make. When we read poems out loud we breathe life into them and we can picture them in our imagination. The Children’s Poetry Archive is a place where you can listen to poems read out loud. We have poems read by the poets who wrote them as well as poems which other people have recorded for us. We think everyone has a favourite poem, it’s just that they haven’t heard it out loud yet. We hope you find your favourite here.

Poetry was spoken out loud a long time before people started to write it down but we didn’t have any way to make recordings of it. This is why we can’t listen to Shakespeare or Wordsworth now, however much we might like to. The Children’s Poetry Archive has promised to record as many poets and poems as we can and to put those recordings here so you can explore them.

English  - KS1/ KS2 - Joseph Coelho - Understanding Poetry

Joseph Coelho explains how poetry is relatable, fun, and achievable and can open up new ways of understanding and expressing your own emotions and thoughts.

Centre for Literacy - Poems

Discover award winning children's poetry to inspire your primary school children with classic favourites and introduce them to new poems from a variety of collections, anthologies and verse novels.

How to write a MORERAPS poem

Joseph Coelho to teaches how to write MORERAPS poems – ones which feature all of poetry’s ingredients (metaphor, simile, pattern etc). Why not have a go at home.

Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award

These poetry books were shortlisted for 2021:

Slam you're gonna wanna hear this  By Nikita Gill

Bright Bursts of Colour by Matt Goodfellow

Big Green Crocodile by Jane Newberry

On the Move by Michael Rosen


CBEEBIES - Poetry Playtime 

A fun and playful look at poetry, words and sounds with Michael Rosen.

Some recommendations of Children's Poetry Books:

Books for Topics - Poetry

Book Trust - Poetry (Younger Children)

Book Trust - Poetry (Older Children)

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