Stanton St QuintinPrimary School

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Poetry Off By Heart for National Poetry Month

We are very excited to announce the return of our annual Poetry Off By Heart competition to celebrate National Poetry month during October.

This year, our poetry theme is 'All Things School' and hopefully you have now accessed the list of chosen poems emailed to you this week. You can also find our poetry list available to download below.

We would like every child to choose a poem from this list to practise performing and learning off by heart, for Monday 16th October, when the children will have the opportunity to perform their chosen poem to their class. We shall then choose finalists to perform their poem again to the rest of the school.

Performance poetry can be a really fun and exciting way for children to engage with poetry. This year's poems have been chosen with this in mind and are ordered by challenge to help you support your child to choose the best poem for them to learn.

They don't have to learn all of the poem; it could just be a verse or whatever they feel able to do.

Children have been exploring how to perform different poetry in class and should therefore be ready to have a go!

We look forward to seeing the children's off by heart performances!

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