Category Archives: Poems and poetry

Celebrate National Poetry Day with your younger pupils

National Poetry Day is tomorrow, Thursday 8th October. The theme this year is ‘light’.

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National Poetry Day – 8th October

The theme for this year’s poetry day is ‘light’. Why not use activities around our Sun Candle poem to mark the day.

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Enhancing children’s phonic understanding

Keeping track of the phonics that pupils have learned can be something of a challenge. Not just because there are so many phonics in the English language, but because a phonic that one pupil may have successfully learned is not necessarily the phonic that another pupil has understood.
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Judi Dench learns a poem a day to keep young

Dame Judi Dench tries to learn a new poem or word every day to keep her mind active. The authors of the new National Curriculum for England will no doubt be pleased to hear this, as reciting poetry features strongly, starting with reciting rhymes by heart at Year 1, progressing to preparing poems to read aloud and to perform at Year 6.

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El día de San Valentín: free Spanish teaching resource

Here is a Spanish Valentine’s Day poem:

Nunca digas nunca
Tampoco digas siempre
Pero dime que me amas
Como nunca y para siempre.

(Never say never, Never say forever, But tell me you love me, For forever.)

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Accessing free resources

The problem that was being encountered with the quick access to resources from the ‘FREE RESOURCES’ button at the top of the blog home page has now been resolved. The button now links to a page with the choice of Free creative teaching resources, Word of the Day, Poems for Teachers and Quizzes. Clicking on any of these will take you to pages where the resources are listed.

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Free Creative Teaching Resource #20

This activity acknowledges a Mum’s resourcefulness.

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