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Archbishop Cranmer CofE Primary Academy Striving for life in all its fullness. John 10: 10

Off-By-Heart Poetry Competition

Speaking and listening continues to have a high profile in The New National Curriculum with the learning of poetry ‘off by heart’ now a statutory requirement in both KS1 and KS2. Following the success of the previous Off By Heart Poetry competitions we would like every child in the school (Foundation to Year 6) to have a go at learning one poem from the attached list.Class 1 will be bringing home a letter introducing the Annual School Off-By-Heart Poetry competition which we will be holding in school next term. An electronic version of the poems included in the booklet is attached below.


Every child is invited to have a go at learning one poem off by heart!


Children are welcome to learn their poem alongside a friend if they prefer.

We will be listening to the poems being performed during the week commencing Monday 23rd March and choosing the finalists!

Two children will be chosen from each year group to go into the final, on Monday 30th March. This will be in front of the whole school and a panel of judges and there will be two winners chosen from KS1.


We really believe this will be a great opportunity for the children to develop and show off their speaking and listening skills, as well as a chance to learn some amazing poems.


There are some links below to different websites that may help with choices of poems and/or enable poems to be downloaded, as well as the poem list booklet handed out. 


Good luck!



Poetry Collection 2020 Year 1