Church Of England Primary School

Off By Heart poetry competition



We are holding our 4th annual Off By Heart Poetry Competition during the first week back after half term – week beginning 2nd November. 


For this competition we are asking all the children to learn one poem from the list below 'Off By Heart'. This year, unfortunately, we won’t be able to hold our competition as usual, instead, we will be asking children to send a video of them reciting their poems to where they can then be judged by the teaching staff to find the winner for each key stage.  


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


Green Eggs and Ham

Mrs Moon

My Sister Laura

Now We Are Six

On The Ning Nang Nong

Tell Me Little Woodworm

The Time I Like Best

There Was An Old Lady

Today I Saw A Little Worm


Key Stage 2 poems

The Sound Collector

The Three Little Pigs

The Spider And The Fly

The Song of Mr Toad

The Magic Box

The Lady Of Shallot

The Highwayman

Sea Fever

Please Mrs Butler


Chocolate Cake