Poetry by Heart

To claim this offer,  simply enter code WB0006490 at the checkout. Or call us on 01235 400 555.

This exciting resource will help transform poetry sessions, building teacher confidence and pupil engagement.

  • Includes 'read-aloud' recordings of over 50 poems, across the series, for use in class
  • Explores a range of wonderful poems using the detailed, step-by-step teaching notes
  • Encourages children to interpret the poems via warm-up activities, discussion and modelling
  • Develops performance techniques, particularly intonation, tone and volume

Available for Foundation and Upper Key Stage 2.

Pupils should develop positive attitudes to reading … by preparing poems to read aloud and to perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone, volume and action.

National Curriculum Programme of Study for English, September 2013

Try it out

Download a FREE sample lesson with the accompanying MP3 sound files of the poem being read aloud in two different styles

Listen to our Poetry by Heart Competition winners!

St Thomas More Primary won our Poetry by Heart poetry competition. Listen to their rendition of 'Walking with my Iguana' here to get some inspiration for bringing poetry to your classroom.

Each Poetry by Heart pack includes:

  • A Teacher’s Book with comprehensive notes on each poem, photocopiable versions of the poem itself plus a bank of warm-up games and activities geared to each year group
  • A CD-ROM containing audio files of each poem being read aloud in two alternative styles, a bank of warm-up games with visual and audio plus PDFs of the poems for projection onto the whiteboard
  • Includes permanent whole-school licence

Malborough Road Academy on using Poetry by Heart

"It makes it really easy to teach.  Really easy and really fun."  See Marlborough Road Academy using Poetry by Heart.


Poetry by heart v3 Final Vimeo 720p from Rising Stars on Vimeo.

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