Church Of England Primary School

Off By Heart poetry competition



We are holding our 7th annual ‘Off By Heart’ Poetry Competition on Thursday 5th October 2023


For this competition we are asking all the children to learn one poem from the list below 'Off By Heart'.   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 2nd 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 Seesaw.  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 click the link to see all the potential poems you can learn


Key Stage 2 poems click the link to see all the potential poems you can learn