• 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. 'Chocolate Cake' by Michael Rosen

    Duration: 03.40

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    Poet and author, Michael Rosen performs 'Chocolate Cake' for a group of children.

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

    Duration: 01.26

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    Poet Matthew Sweeney recites his poem 'Fishbones Dreaming'.

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

    Duration: 02.06

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    A reading of 'Jabberwocky' by Lewis Carroll.

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

    Duration: 01.25

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    Actress Zoe Wanamaker recites 'Jabberwocky' by Lewis Carroll.

  6. 'Pinda Cake' by Valerie Bloom (poem only)

    Duration: 02.30

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    A performance poem using Jamaican patois by Valarie Bloom.

  7. 'Red Running Shoes' by Jackie Kay (poem only)

    Duration: 01.25

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    Jackie Kay recites her poem, 'Red Running Shoes'

  8. 'The Door' by Miroslav Holub (poem only)

    Duration: 01.11

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    Actor Joseph Fiennes performs 'The Door' by Miroslav Holub.

  9. 'The Dragon Who Ate Our School' by Nick Toczek (poem only)

    Duration: 02.04

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    With the help of schoolchildren, Nick Toczek performs 'The Dragon Who Ate Our School'.

  10. 'The Magic Box' by Kit Wright (poem only)

    Duration: 01.22

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    The author Kit Wright reads his poem 'The Magic Box' to a group of children.