Off By Heart Poetry Competition 2023

We are proud to announce the launch of our Third annual St. Patrick’s Primary Academy
Off By Heart Poetry Competition!

For this competition we are asking all the children to learn one poem from the list below ‘Off By Heart’. The children will be reciting their poems in class and the two winning entries from each class will go through to the Grand Final on Friday 8th December 2023.

All the poems for this year can be accessed on this page of the website. The best way of learning a poem is not to try and do it all at once. Little and often, line by line, is often the best approach. You can still have a go at learning one of these. Staff and parents are also encouraged to have a go as this will also give the children encouragement!

There are poems for EYFS and KS1. There are 14 to choose from:

The Key Stage 2 poems can be found by clicking on the links below. There are 22 poems to choose from. Some are funny. Some are sad. Some are nonsense. Some might make you think. They are all fantastic poems however and we hope you find one that you would like to learn.

Get learning and good luck….!

Poetry is a story
that is so good
it doesn’t need
complete sentences