Off By Heart poetry competition



We are holding our 5th annual ‘Off By Heart’ Poetry Competition during the last week before the half term on Thursday 21st October.


For this competition we are asking all the children to learn one poem from the list below 'Off By Heart'. This year we will be holding our competition in the traditional style!  The children will be reciting their poems in class during the first part of the week and the two winning entries from each class will go through to the Grand Final. So make sure you've learnt your poem by the week beginning 18th October!


As always, we are really looking forward to this event and we need your help to make sure it’s a really tough decision!


All the poems for this year can be accessed on the website and through OneNote.  Once your child has made their choice, you can also ask the class teacher for a printed copy.  The best way of learning a poem is not to try and do it all at once. Little and often, line by line, is often the best approach. Staff and parents are also encouraged to have a go as this will also give the children encouragement!


There will be prizes for the winners!


 Key Stage 1 and Early Years poems


Please do not feed the animals

The Owl and the Pussycat

Escape at bedtime

The language of cat

The Alligator

What is pink?


Key Stage 2 poems

The Owl

The Tyger

The Months

There was a naughty boy

The sleepy giant

The Walrus and the Carpenter

The pig