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Poem-A-Month Calendar 2021-22

Poem-A-Month Calendar 2021-22

Digital version of the 2021-22 calendar that includes a beautifully illustrated poem for each month of the school year, a monthly challenge to help get your pupils choosing and performing poems, times/dates of our fortnightly online Poetry Forums, newsletters and Poem of the Week.

Competition Kit 2021-22

Competition Kit 2021-22

All the resources you need to take part in Poetry By Heart. Some to get started, some for when you hold your in-school activity. Downloadable competition guide, launch slides, certificates,

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 with a link to a poem to share and an activity to try with it.

Poems out of the box 11+

Poems out of the box 11+

Tried and tested Learn-Along activities to help your class learn a poem together in just one lesson. Download the slide deck for all the activity resources with teacher instructions in the notes field. Get everyone started with a poem in common - after that they can choose their own!

Competition upload guides

Competition upload guides

Guides to competition registration, video preparation and the entry form

Poems out of the box 7+

Poems out of the box 7+

Tried and tested Learn-Along activities to help your class learn a poem together in just one lesson. Download the slide deck for all the activity resources with teacher instructions in the notes field. Get everyone started with a poem in common - after that they can choose their own!

Exploring the website 7+ poems

Exploring the website 7+ poems

Help your children explore poems and find the ones they love. Poetry By Heart for 7+ includes the Poetry Mix It Up collection for playful adventures and the yellow timeline for time travel with poets. Our mini videos show how to get the most out of these resources.