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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 Half Term Challenge

Poetry By Heart Half Term Challenge

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

Choose A Poem 7+

Choose A Poem 7+

Links and videos to help you choose poems to read and enjoy, learn and perform.

Choose A Poem 11+

Choose A Poem 11+

Links and videos to help you choose poems to read and enjoy, learn and perform.

Choose A Poem 14+

Choose A Poem 14+

Links and videos to help you choose poems to read and enjoy, learn and perform.

Choose A Poem 16+

Choose A Poem 16+

Links and videos to help you choose poems to read and enjoy, learn and perform.

Getting to know a poem

Getting to know a poem

Listen to former Poetry By Heart finalists giving their advice for getting to know a poem.

Learn a poem by heart

Learn a poem by heart

Listen to former Poetry By Heart finalists giving their advice for memorising a poem.

Performing a poem

Performing a poem

Listen to former Poetry By Heart finalists giving their advice for getting to know a poem.

Exploring through drawing

Exploring through drawing

Choose a poem you love and explore it in your own drawing or visual design. Here are some examples to get started.

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.

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.

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?

Word Hoard

Word Hoard

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

Discover more poetry with CLPE’s Poetryline

Discover more poetry with CLPE’s Poetryline

The CLPE Poetryline has lots of poems for children and young people, poet performance videos and interviews. It's all free to explore and enjoy.

Discover more poetry with The Children’s Poetry Archive

Discover more poetry with The Children’s Poetry Archive

The Children’s Poetry Archive offers hundreds of recordings of poets reading their work and fabulous collections of children’s poetry to explore free of charge.

Discover more poetry with The Poetry Archive

Discover more poetry with The Poetry Archive

The Poetry Archive offers a unique collection of poetry recordings in the poet's own voice. Free to use, it shows the many exciting, playful and serious ways in which language can be used.

Discover more poetry with The Poetry Society

Discover more poetry with The Poetry Society

The Poetry Society has lots to offer young poets, parents and teachers. With free writing competitions, advice and teaching resources, there’s something for every poetry fan.