• Classroom Resources
  1. 'A Boat in the Snow' by Brian Patten (poem only)

    Duration: 01.19

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    Poet Brian Patten reads his poem 'A Boat in the Snow' to a group of children.

  2. 'A Town Called Heaven' by Matthew Sweeney (poem only)

    Duration: 01.09

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    Matthew Sweeney reads his own poem showing heaven as an ordinary town.

  3. 'Aquarium' by Mick Gowar (poem only)

    Duration: 01.34

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    A reading of a descriptive poem called 'Aquarium' by Mick Gowar.

  4. 'Chocolate Cake' by Michael Rosen

    Duration: 03.40

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    Michael Rosen shares his memory of a chocolate cake and performs his poem.

  5. 'Fishbones Dreaming' by Matthew Sweeney (dramatisation)

    Duration: 01.28

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    Matthew Sweeney's poem 'Fishbones Dreaming' through a set of fishbones.

  6. 'Fishbones Dreaming' by Matthew Sweeney (poem only)

    Duration: 01.26

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    Poet Matthew Sweeney recites his poem 'Fishbones Dreaming'.

  7. 'Guess' by Berlie Doherty (poem only)

    Duration: 00.29

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    Reading of Berlie Doherty's poem 'Guess'.

  8. 'I'm a Parrot' by Grace Nichols (dramatisation and analysis)

    Duration: 01.02

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    A poem about the frustration of a parrot is read by the poet Grace Nichols.

  9. 'Jabberwocky' by Lewis Carroll (poem only)

    Duration: 02.06

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    A reading of 'Jabberwocky' by Lewis Carroll.

  10. 'Jabberwocky' by Lewis Carroll (poem only)

    Duration: 01.25

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    Actress Zoe Wanamaker performs 'Jabberwocky' by Lewis Carroll.