Learning zone

Getting to know a poem

Getting to know a poem

Listen to former Poetry By Heart finalists giving their advice for getting to know a poem.

Performing a poem

Performing a poem

Listen to former Poetry By Heart finalists giving their advice for getting to know a poem.

Poem of the Week

Poem of the Week

Poems to enjoy together and fun ways of sharing them out loud and by heart. Sign up and we'll send you an email once a week in term time with a link to a poem to share and an activity to try with it.

Listen to more poetry on the radio

Listen to more poetry on the radio

Links to some of the wide range of poetry programmes and podcasts to be listened to for free.

Discover more poetry with The Poetry Society

Discover more poetry with The Poetry Society

The Poetry Society has lots to offer young poets, parents and teachers. With free writing competitions, advice and teaching resources, there’s something for every poetry fan.

Exploring the Shakespeare Sonnets Showcase

Exploring the Shakespeare Sonnets Showcase

A video walk-through guide to all the features of the Sonnets Showcase, student recitations and links to other great resources to explore.

Learn a poem by heart

Learn a poem by heart

Listen to former Poetry By Heart finalists giving their advice for memorising a poem.

Word Hoard

Word Hoard

Exploring curious, quirky and intriguing vocabulary with the Oxford English Dictionary, a treasure trove of words.

Exploring through drawing

Exploring through drawing

Choose a poem you love and explore it in your own drawing or visual design. Here are some examples to get started.