Church Of England Primary School

Off By Heart poetry competition



We are holding our 6th annual ‘Off By Heart’ Poetry Competition during the last week before the half term on Thursday 20th  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


 A little seed

Aliens from Planet Trouble



Five Little Monkeys

Four Jolly Pirates

Humpty Dumpty

Mary Had a Little Lamb

Shampoo Sally

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star


Key Stage 2 poems

Chocolate Cake

Gran, Can You Rap


Song of the Witches

The Door

The Dragon who ate our school

The Magic Box

The Sea is a Hungry Dog

Walking with my Iguana