This week we have some wonderful poetry and performance for you to enjoy and learn from!

Mrs Colquhoun

Monday 3rd August: ‘Why Poetry is Awesome’

 

  • Laura Dockrill talks about how she decided to become a writer when she was a kid, and performs a poem from her book Mum’s Growing Down.

 

 

  • ‘The worm that wouldn’t wiggle’ from the book “That’s Twice I’ve Laughed My Socks Off” by Steve Attewell

Children's Poetry Archive

Poetry doesn’t just live in books – it lives in the sounds that words make. When we read poems out loud we breathe life into them and we can picture them in our imagination.

The Children’s Poetry Archive is a place where you can listen to poems read out loud. They have poems read by the poets who wrote them as well as poems which other people have recorded too.

They think everyone has a favourite poem, it’s just that they haven’t heard it out loud yet. We hope you find your favourite here.

Poetry books for 5 - 8 years

Booktrust.org has put together a fantastic list of top quality poetry books for younger children which we want to share with you here.

Poetry books for 9 - 12 years

Booktrust.org has put together a fantastic list of top quality poetry books for older children which we want to share with you here.