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Book A Poet

Author events

A service to help schools organise bespoke spoken word workshops and events.

££

KS1, KS2 ...

BooksForTopics

Booklists and book reviews

Recommended booklists for specific topics as well as Reading for Pleasure.

Books for Topics logo

Free

KS1, KS2

Children's Poetry Archive

Booklists and book reviews, CPD resource

Access to recordings of children's poets reading their poems aloud and accompanying teaching resources.

Logo for Children's Poetry Archive

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

CLiPPA

Book awards

The CLiPPA is an annual award for published poetry for children and is the only award of its kind in the UK. The shortlist is announced in May .

CLiPPA logo

Free

KS1, KS2

CLiPPA Shadowing Scheme

Book awards

Explore the work of poets shortlisted for the CLiPPA with this shadowing scheme that runs through May and June.

CLiPPA 2023 logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

CLPE: CPD Training

CPD course

A programme of CPD training for primary teachers that covers planning and progression as well as specific areas of the literacy curriculum.

CLPE logo

£

KS1, KS2

Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award

Competition

An annual poetry competition open to all young people aged 11-17. Entries can be submitted from March to July.

Poetry Society logo

Free

KS3, KS4

Just Imagine Training and Consultancy

CPD course

A range of training and consultancy programmes covering all aspects of primary literacy.

Just Imagine logo

££

KS1, KS2

LoveReading4Kids Poetry Prize

Competition

An annual poetry competition open to children aged 7-11 living in the UK that runs from May to the end of July.

LoveReading4Kids Poetry Prize

Free

KS2

Make Our Book

Pupil publishing

An online platform that enables schools to create and publish their own anthologies of children's writing.

Make our Book logo

£

KS1, KS2 ...

National Poetry Centre for Primary Schools

Lesson plans and teaching aids, Booklists and book reviews, CPD resource

An extensive bank of poems, poet videos and other resources to support the teaching of poetry in primary schools.

CLPE logo

Free

KS1, KS2

National Poetry Day

Event

National Poetry Day is a nationwide celebration of poetry that takes place on the first Thursday of October .

Logo for National Poetry Day

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Poetry by Heart Competition

Competition

A poetry recitation competition that runs from October to March , open to pupils in KS2 through to KS5 in England.

Poetry by Heart new logo 2023

Free

KS2, KS3 ...

Poetry by Heart Website

Booklists and book reviews

An online bank of poems that have been selected for their impact when they are read aloud.

Poetry by Heart logo

Free

KS2, KS3 ...

Poetry Class

Lesson plans and teaching aids

A bank of over 100 poetry lesson plans and teaching resources for all Key Stages.

Poetry Society logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Poetry Prompts

Lesson plans and teaching aids

A library of short videos to encourage pupils to write and perform their own poems created by Waterstones Children's Laureate Joseph Coelho.

BookTrust logo

Free

KS1, KS2

Poetry Together

Projects, programmes and workshops

Pupils in schools and care home residents come together to learn and recite poetry through the autumn term.

Poetry Together logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Poets in Schools

Author events

A service that helps schools find poets to deliver bespoke in-school visits and workshops.

Poetry Society logo

£

KS1, KS2 ...

Sky Arts Access All Arts Week

Event

A fully-resourced nationwide arts week for primary schools that runs from 17th - 21st June.

Access All Arts

Free

KS1, KS2

The Poetry Zone

Pupil publishing

A website dedicated to publishing poems by young people.

The Poetry Zone logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Understanding Poetry

Lesson plans and teaching aids

Joseph Coelho explores different aspects of poetry in a series of videos for use in the primary classroom.

Free

KS1, KS2

World Poetry Day

Event

An international celebration of poetry in all its forms that takes place on 21st March every year.

UNESCO logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Young Writers

Competition

Termly themed poetry and creative writing competitions for pupils of all ages.

Young Writers runs themed writing competitions for children and young people.

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

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