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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Michael Rosen: The News

Age group: 5-7

Since his very early work one of Michael Rosen's strengths as a poet has been his ability to engage ...

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Back to School Poems

Age groups: 5-7, 7-9, Under 5s

Poems that deal with the subject of school and education. Great way to the start a new academic year!

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Valerie Bloom: Granny Is

Age group: 5-7

One of the things Valerie Bloom excels at is renewing our view of the world by describing it freshly ...

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Wes Magee: The Boneyard Rap

Age group: 5-7

These ideas are informed by an inclusive style of teaching and are multi-sensory in their offering. This ...

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