Poetry resources

Teaching resources for reading and writing poetry

Enrich your EYFS, key stage 1 and key stage 2 poetry lessons with our collection of downloadable poetry resources, designed to get children thinking about poetic forms and, for KS2 poetry, figurative language, including alliteration, personification, onomatopoeia and similes.  

This poetry collection includes comprehension tasks that ask children to consider the features of poetry in a range of children’s poems, including modern children's poetry by poets such as Michael Rosen and Carol Ann Duffy, and classic poems such as Lewis Carroll’s ‘Jabberwocky’ or Robert Louis Stevenson’s ‘The Highwayman’.

You'll also find creative writing activities in the form of worksheets and PowerPoints to help children write their own poems, including acrostic poems, haiku, performance poetry, free verse, narrative poetry, kennings and cinquains.

You may also like our whole school poetry resource pack, Poetry for all, which includes links to the National Curriculum,  lesson plans, sample poems for every year group from the EYFS through KS1 to UKS2, poetry activities and writing activities. Perfect for National Poetry Day!


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