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Poem of the Week

Poem of the Week

Poems to enjoy together and fun ways of sharing them out loud and by heart. Sign up and we'll send you an email once a week in term time with a link to a poem to share and an activity to try with it.

Poetry By Heart Summer Challenge

Poetry By Heart Summer Challenge

Choose a poem. Learn it by heart. Get ready to share it aloud in September.

Give it a go: poem posters

Give it a go: poem posters

A great way to learn about a poem is to have a go at creating a poem poster. Here are some examples and ideas to get started.

Poetry in the movies

Poetry in the movies

How many poems, or lines from poems, can you find being recited in movies or TV shows?

Get to know a poem: maggie and milly and molly and may

Get to know a poem: maggie and milly and molly and may

Learn a poem by heart together using repetition and picture prompts. With thanks to the children at Addenbrooke's Hospital who tried this out on National Poetry Day 2019.

Word Hoard

Word Hoard

Exploring curious, quirky and intriguing vocabulary with the Oxford English Dictionary, a treasure trove of words.

Exploring the Shakespeare Sonnets Showcase

Exploring the Shakespeare Sonnets Showcase

A video walk-through guide to all the features of the Sonnets Showcase, student recitations and links to other great resources to explore.

Discover more poetry with CLPE

Discover more poetry with CLPE

The CLPE Poetry site holds an extensive bank of poems, videos of poet performances, interviews with poets and poetry research to highlight the power of poetry.

Listen to more poetry on the radio

Listen to more poetry on the radio

Links to some of the wide range of poetry programmes and podcasts to be listened to for free.