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

Mrs Colquhoun

Thursday 6th August: ‘The power of poetry’

 

  • Theresa Lola, the Young People’s Poet for London, chats through why poetry is powerful and gives tips on ways to write your own poetry. Includes a reading of her poem ‘Ode to your Voice’.

 

 

  • ‘Steve Attewell shares another wonderful poem, this one is called “Eric the Weary Bee”.

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.