If you are currently teaching poetry to 4-12 year olds, please read on…

I recently wrote an article for Teach Primary exploring ways of making poetry more accessible in the classroom. I created some accompanying audio here and here which provides an insight into how I went about writing some of my poems (the poems themselves are available here). I’ve also been working on some other classroom resources:


I’ve carefully selected some of my favourite poems for children and asked people from a variety of backgrounds, ages and cultures to perform them. These performances are provided in audio form, with accompanying text and illustration as a resource for teachers who want to bring poetry to life.

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Using my own poems and the those of some of my favourite children’s poets, I’ve created lesson plans involving suggestions, exercises and audio. They currently focus on performing poetry.

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This does what it says on the tin – I’ve collated a few links to poetry resources that I find particularly helpful.

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