• 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 Midsummer Night's Dream'

    Duration: 04.46

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    Newsround’s Ricky Boleto and Leah Gooding discover 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream'.

  3. 'Arthur the Seeing Stone' by Kevin Crossley-Holland - Arthur's real identity is revealed (dramatisation)

    Duration: 03.18

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    Dramatised extract from Kevin Crossley-Holland's 'The Seeing Stone - The Arthur Trilogy'.

  4. 'Boy: Tales of Childhood' by Roald Dahl - the bicycle (dramatisation)

    Duration: 01.51

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    The young Roald Dahl emulates older boys in town.

  5. 'Boy: Tales of Childhood' by Roald Dahl - the sweet shop (extract)

    Duration: 01.49

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    Extract from Roald Dahl's book 'Boy: Tales from Childhood' about eating sweets.

  6. '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.

  7. 'Contact' by Malorie Blackman (dramatisation)

    Duration: 03.36

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    A dramatised extract from 'Contact' by Malorie Blackman, followed by an author interview.

  8. 'George's Marvellous Medicine' by Roald Dahl (dramatisation)

    Duration: 03.42

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    A dramatised extract from 'George's Marvellous Medicine' by Roald Dahl.

  9. 'George’s Marvellous Medicine' by Roald Dahl

    Duration: 05.56

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    Dick and Dom read extracts from 'George’s Marvellous Medicine' by Roald Dahl.

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

    Duration: 00.29

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    Reading of Berlie Doherty's poem 'Guess'.