Choosing and Using Poetry in Primary - Online Learning Session

Cover of CLPE's What we Know Works Poetry in Primary Schools
2nd October, 2024 - 15:45 pm to 17:00 pm
Price: £60.00


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This online learning session is recorded to support a teacher to access it on demand for 30 days from the release date. It provides rich opportunity for practical engagement and reflection which will support implementation in the classroom.

Explore the importance of choosing and using poetry in the classroom to increase children’s motivation as independent readers and writers and to build their confidence in performing to an audience.

What You Will Learn:

  • Why poetry is essential for children of all ages in a broad, rich English Curriculum.
  • How to choose and use poetry to build a progressive spine across your school.
  • Specific subject knowledge about different poetic forms and devices.
  • Knowledge of the specific speaking and listening, reading and writing skills and strategies that poetry supports.
  • Creative teaching approaches that support children’s oracy, reading fluency, comprehension and composition.
  • How to use published children's poems as a stimulus for children’s own writing.

All elements of the training are in line with the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage and National Curriculum.

What you will receive:

  • 30 days access to a recording of the online learning session.
  • Resources including slide handout.
  • Links to teaching plans and author videos, which support immediate implementation in the classroom.

Online learning session price is per person.

Participants receive a pre-registration email three days before the release date with details on how to access the online learning session. If you need support, please email [email protected].

Why choose CLPE for your literacy training?

CLPE is a respected, trusted and innovative centre of excellence, its reputation established over its fifty-year history of training teachers in best practice that is rooted in ground-breaking research. Our responsiveness to trends and patterns in education means we are able to guide you in interpreting policy with integrity.

CLPE online learning sessions can be delivered to a whole school, academy trust, teaching school alliance or consortium. Find out more about a group booking at: 

Online INSET | Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (  

Face-to-face INSET | Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (

"The breadth of subject knowledge was excellent. It addressed children's needs across EYFS and all primary ages and gave a good guidance on how to approach poetry CPD in my own school setting."

"Lots of poets and books to explore. Greater understanding of how to teach poetry - I liked the cycle diagram. Really interesting hearing the links between early readers and poetry, especially the link with phonics and alliteration/rhyme."

Participants on Transforming Literacy Using Poetry 2023