Breaking the code with Bletchley Park
Could your students be code-breakers? This lesson plan by Sian Hughes explores nursery rhymes, nonsense verse and codes through the lens of Bletchley Park and the work that went on there.
Read winning poems inspired by Bletchley Park written by young people here!
Illustrations by Alex Leigh Whitworth, courtesy of Bletchley Park Trust.
The Christmas Tree's Secret
Poet Julia Copus explores depicting Christmastime in poetry, focussing on the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree. You can use Julia's ideas to produce your very own poems in celebration of your Christmas trees, whether they are in your school, the local town centre or in your living room.
Teaching the Reading of Poetry
Mandy Coe provides tips and ideas for how to enthuse your class about reading poetry. At a glance: reading, writing, literacy, confidence, sound.
National Poetry Day 2014 primary resource
R is for… Reading out loud. Experiment with reading poems out loud in fun and different ways to help children build confidence reading poetry out loud.