Our aim is to equip and inspire you to teach poetry with confidence and enjoyment. Here you’ll find a wealth of tools, strategies and ideas for using our archive recordings to enhance your teaching
There’s have a strong emphasis on hearing and speaking poetry, because this is what the Poetry Archive is all about. But it’s also because we know that’s at the heart of everything to do with poetry.
The resources include Learning Resources to support different aspects of teaching, Classroom Materials structured lessons for individual poems and Classroom Collections curated collections to provide new and exciting ways to explore poetry.
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Children’s Challenge: Alliteration
This challenge is about helping children understand some of the ways in which poetry works so well. One way is by using alliteration, ...
Children’s Challenge: Poem Hunt
This challenge is all about finding poems on the Children’s Poetry Archive. You will need to use the search bar in Let’s Explore to ...
Children’s Challenge: Spooky Special 2022
Halloween is all about ghosts, witches and wizards, spooky happenings, tricks and treats. This challenge is all about poems full of ...
Children’s Poetry Archive Challenge 12
Back to School School is all about learning, asking questions and finding answers. Poetry can help you learn lots of things. See how ...
Children’s Poetry Archive Challenge 11
Our world if full of fantastic animals, insects, birds and fish who keep us company, make us smile and behave in strange ways at time. ...
Easter Children’s Challenge
Easter Egg hunts are great fun. This Easter Children’s Challenge is all about hunting for the answers in poems. See how many you can ...
Children’s Challenge: Christmas Special
This challenge takes our younger poetry fans deep into the winter season, an ideal challenge for the Christmas holiday. And they can ...
Children’s Challenge: Spooky Special
This challenge takes you on a tour of strange things and happenings. To find the answers, all you have to do is search through our ...
John Mole: Nothing Personal
Exercise Suitable for Key Stages 3 and 4 John Mole’s poem ‘Nothing Personal’ takes the listener and ...
Children’s Poetry Archive Challenge No 8
This challenge takes you on a tour of the natural world and all the beautiful things we see around us. To ...
Children’s Poetry Archive Challenge No 7
This challenge is all about being in school. To find the answers, all you have to do is listen to each of the poems. This is just for ...
Children’s Poetry Archive Challenge No 6
This challenge is all about poems to do with hopes and dreams. To find the answers, all you have to do is ...