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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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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John Mole: Nothing Personal

Age groups: 11-14, 9-11

Exercise Suitable for Key Stages 3 and 4 John Mole’s poem ‘Nothing Personal’ takes the listener and ...

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Children’s Poetry Archive Challenge No 8

Age groups: 11-14, 5-7, 7-9, 9-11

This challenge takes you on a tour of the natural world and all the beautiful things we see around us. To ...

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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 ...

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Children’s Poetry Archive Challenge No 6

Age groups: 11-14, 5-7, 7-9, 9-11

This challenge is all about poems to do with hopes and dreams. To find the answers, all you have to do is ...

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Children’s Poetry Archive Challenge 5

Age groups: 5-7, 7-9, 9-11

This challenge takes you on a tour through all sorts of poems about all sorts of things. To find the ...

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Children’s Poetry Archive Challenge 4

Age groups: 5-7, 7-9, 9-11

Families come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. These poems are all about family life and the different ...

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Children’s Poetry Archive Challenge 3

Age groups: 5-7, 7-9, 9-11

This challenge looks at poems about animals and some of the strange things they do. To find the answers, ...

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Mission: Write a Poem Using The Archive

A white page can be intimidating. A white page can be so white that pens quiver at the sight of it. So, in order to write to a poem on ...

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Children’s Poetry Archive Challenge 2

Age groups: 5-7, 7-9, 9-11

This Challenge looks at poems about people and all the different identities that people have.

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