Resources to engage pupils with poetry
Today is National Poetry Day! This year’s theme is light and we’ve been inspired to seek out some of our top resources to help you to ignite a passion for poetry in your primary classroom. Take a look at these packs and plans and encourage your students to appreciate the reading and writing of poetry – not only today, but in the coming weeks too.
These comprehensive resource kits are bursting with poems, lesson plans and activities to help you to bring poetry to life at KS1 and KS2.
Light-themed lesson plans and assembly outline
Chatterbooks activity pack
Poetry Train pack, including teaching tips
Poetry Power pack, featuring 18 styles of poetry (£8)
From writing riddles to practising performance techniques, get your learners excited about poetry with these imaginative ideas.
Nonsense nursery rhymes
Patterns in poetry: animals
List poems: My Magic Purse (£1)
Going to Sea performance poetry SoW (£5)
Investigating and writing riddles
Fabulous food: synesthetic poetry
Roald Dahl’s Dirty Beasts menagerie
Poet in your classroom: poems and videos (£1)
Monsters and men performance poetry SoW (£5)
Looking for even more inspiration? Try our primary poetry collection for ideas, teaching resources and lesson plans by type and theme.