Everything Teachers Should Know About Poetry In The New Curriculum!

Click here to download a free poetry ebook for your primary class and get your children performing! Poetry In The New Curriculum- Ian Bland Children’s Poet and Performer Before the new curriculum poetry it seems had played
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Come Quick! There’s A Dragon In The Garden!!

Click here to download a free poetry ebook for your primary class and get your children performing! Come Quick! There’s a Dragon In The Garden! Some time ago I posted a piece on my blog about poems
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Poems To Learn And Perform!

Click here to download a free poetry ebook for your primary class and get your children performing! Learning and reciting poems has become a central part of literacy in the new curriculum. It is now expected that
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5 Fantastic Reasons For Inviting A Professional Poet Into Your Primary School

Click here to download a free poetry ebook for your primary class and get your children performing! As a professional children’s poet I have worked with literally thousands of schools, libraries and festivals over the last fourteen
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Time For A Bit Of Rhythm and Rhyme

Click here to download a free poetry ebook for your primary class and get your children performing! Does it have to rhyme? How many times do we hear children ask this question? Young writers can become a
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The Power Of The Kenning

Click here to download a free poetry ebook for your primary class and get your children performing! Kennings are a form of poetry invented by Norsemen/ Vikings hundreds of years ago. They are a simple compound phrase
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Tongue Tied With Tongue Twisters!

Click here to download a free poetry ebook for your primary class and get your children performing! Next time you are planning a unit of poetry for your class make sure that you set some time aside
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Calligrams Are Fun!!!

Click here to download a free poetry ebook for your primary class and get your children performing! If you haven’t come across them before calligrams are a great and simple way to get children thinking about being
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FREE EBOOK FOR TEACHERS!

Go to the Head!

Get ​a copy of my new poetry book Go To The Head for free!


Dive into this collection of poems about life at school, at home, in the big wide world… even in the depths of the sea – and you’re sure to come up smiling.