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solo verse speakingN1OpenAges 5 & 6Boys and GirlsMrs Spider by Eleanor McLeodMore Poems for Children to Enjoy and Teachers Too! by Eleanor McLeod, page 74
solo verse speakingN2OpenAge 7Boys and GirlsTea with Aunty Mabel by Jeanne WillisPoems to Perform – Chosen by Julia Donaldson, page 122
solo verse speakingN3OpenAge 8Boys and GirlsThe Whistler by June CrebbinThe Works 5 – Chosen by Paul Cookson, pages 64-65
solo verse speakingN4OpenAge 9Boys and GirlsTrick or Treat by Eleanor McLeodMore Poems for Children to Enjoy and Teachers Too! by Eleanor McLeod, page 16
solo verse speakingN5OpenAge 10Boys and GirlsHomework! Oh, Homework! by Jack Prelutsky100 Best Poems for Children – Edited by Roger McGough, page 89
solo verse speakingN6OpenAge 11Boys and GirlsInstructions for Giants by John RicePoems Chosen by Pau to Perform – Chosen by Julia Donaldson, pages 66-67
solo verse speakingN7OpenAge 12Boys and GirlsThe Song of the Mischievous Dog by Dylan ThomasThe Works 5 –l Cookson, pages 286-287
solo verse speakingN8OpenAge 13Boys and GirlsHong Kong by Eleanor McLeodEven More Poems for Children to Enjoy and Teachers Too by Eleanor McLeod, page 99
solo verse speakingN9OpenAge 14Boys and GirlsCrazy Mayonnaisy Mum by Julia DonaldsonCrazy Mayonnaisy Mum by Julia Donaldson, pages 8-9
solo verse speakingN10OpenAge 15Boys and GirlsThe Magic of the Mind by Clive WebsterThe Poetry Store – Compiled by Paul Cookson, pages 406-407
solo verse speakingN11OpenAge 16Boys and GirlsLost Magic by Brian MosesThe Works 3 – Chosen by Paul Cookson, page 140
solo verse speakingN12OpenAge 17Boys and GirlsClimbing the World by John RiceThe Works 3 – Chosen by Paul Cookson, pages 317-318
SonnetN13OpenAge 14 and overBoys and GirlsA Sonnet for Shakespeare by Eleanor McLeod Even More Poems for Children to Enjoy and Teachers Too by Eleanor McLeod, page 58
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 20Non-OpenP1&2GirlsA Chubby Little Snowman – AnonymousThe Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems – Edited by June Crebbin, page 86
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 21Non-OpenP1&2GirlsWitch, Witch by Rose Fyleman The Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems – Edited by June Crebbin, page 91
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 22Non-OpenP1&2GirlsGone by Eric FinneyThe Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems – Edited by June Crebbin, page 80
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 23Non-OpenP3GirlsHair Drier by Maggie HolmesTwinkle Twinkle Chocolate Bar – Compiled by John Foster, page 92
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 24Non-OpenP3GirlsCats by Eleanor FarjeonPoems to Perform – Chosen by Julia Donaldson, page 95
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 25Non-OpenP3GirlsSummer Days by Anne EnglishThe Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems – Edited by June Crebbin, page 68
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 26Non-OpenP4GirlsCross Katy by Julia DonaldsonCrazy Mayonnaisy Mum by Julia Donaldson, page 49
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 27Non-OpenP4GirlsMagic Horse by John FosterTwinkle Twinkle Chocolate Bar – Compiled by John Foster, pages 50-51
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 28Non-OpenP4GirlsThe New Generation by Angela ToppingThe Works 5 – Chosen by Paul Cookson, pages 290-291
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 29Non-OpenP5GirlsQuestion Time by Julia DonaldsonPoems to Perform – Chosen by Julia Donaldson, pages 60-61
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 30Non-OpenP5GirlsMopsy and Me by Eleanor McLeodPoems for Children to Enjoy and Teachers Too! By Eleanor McLeod, page 75
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 31Non-OpenP5GirlsLook Out! by Max FatchenThe Works 5 – Chosen by Paul Cookson, page 96
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 32Non-OpenP6GirlsThe Tree and the Pool by Brian PattenPoems to Perform – Chosen by Julia Donaldson, page 26
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 33Non-OpenP6GirlsThe Box by John KitchingThe Poetry Store – Compiled by Paul Cookson, page 332
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 34Non-OpenP6GirlsPercy by Mary GreenThe Poetry Store – Compiled by Paul Cookson, page 165
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 35Non-OpenS1GirlsMrs Nugent’s Budgie by John FosterThe Poetry Chest by John Foster, page 163
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 36Non-OpenS1GirlsSome One by Walter de la MareRead Me 2 – Chosen by Gaby Morgan, page 13
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 37Non-OpenS1GirlsChristmas Tree by Eleanor McLeodMore Poems for Children to Enjoy and Teachers Too! by Eleanor McLeod, page 21
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 38Non-OpenS2GirlsThe Kitten at Play by William WordsworthThe Works 3 – Chosen by Paul Cookson, page 307
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 39Non-OpenS2GirlsI’m Sure I Saw a Witch Last Night by Eleanor McLeodMore Poems for Children to Enjoy and Teachers Too! by Eleanor McLeod, page 15
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 40Non-OpenS2GirlsAn Alien Ate My Homework by Kaye UmanskyThe Works 5 – Chosen by Paul Cookson, page 297-298
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 41Non-OpenS3GirlsThe Snowman by Roger McGoughThe Works 3 – Chosen by Paul Cookson, page 332
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 42Non-OpenS3GirlsThe Magic World of Books by Eleanor McLeodEven More Poems for Children to Enjoy and Teachers Too by Eleanor McLeod, page 66
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 43Non-OpenS3GirlsThe Mermaid and the Fisherman by John FosterThe Poetry Store – Compiled by Paul Cookson, page 212
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 44Non-OpenS4GirlsLove Letter - from the Wizard to the Witch by John FosterThe Poetry Chest by John Foster, page 190
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 45Non-OpenS4GirlsAn Old Woman’s Fire by Jackie KayThe Works 5 – Chosen by Paul Cookson, page 153
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 46Non-OpenS4GirlsA Televised Surprise by David HarmerThe Poetry Store – Compiled by Paul Cookson, page 204
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 47Non-OpenS5GirlsWhat Teachers Wear in Bed! by Brian MosesThe Works 3 – Chosen by Paul Cookson, page 132
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 48Non-OpenS5GirlsDrama Lessons by Eleanor McLeodEven More Poems for Children to Enjoy and Teachers Too by Eleanor McLeod, page 69
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 49Non-OpenS6GirlsLetter Sent on Earth Day by Eleanor McLeodEven More Poems for Children to Enjoy and Teachers Too by Eleanor McLeod, page 55
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 50Non-OpenS6GirlsThe Lady of Shalott (Part I) by Alfred, Lord TennysonThe Works 3 – Chosen by Paul Cookson, pages 342-343
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 51Non-OpenP1&2BoysSounds Good! by Judith NichollsThe Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems – Edited by June Crebbin, page 50
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 52Non-OpenP1&2BoysRickety Train Ride by Tony MittonThe Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems – Edited by June Crebbin, page 69
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 53Non-OpenP3BoysMy Sister’s Eating Porridge by John ColdwellTwinkle Twinkle Chocolate Bar – Compiled by John Foster, page 26
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 54Non-OpenP3BoysTadpoles by Rose FylemanTwinkle Twinkle Chocolate Bar – Compiled by John Foster, page 68
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 55Non-OpenP4BoysPlasticine by Wendy CopeTwinkle Twinkle Chocolate Bar – Compiled by John Foster, page 46
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 56Non-OpenP4BoysI’m the One Who Rules the School by Clive WebsterThe Poetry Store – Compiled by Paul Cookson, page 366
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 57Non-OpenP5BoysMy Grannies by June CrebbinCrazy Mayonnaisy Mum by Julia Donaldson, page 38
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 58Non-OpenP5BoysGuinea Pig by Julia DonaldsonRead Me 2 – page 201-2
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 59Non-OpenP6BoysMagic Shoes by Brian MosesTwinkle Twinkle Chocolate Bar – Compiled by John Foster, pages 48-49
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 60Non-OpenP6BoysSpaghetti! Spaghetti! by Jack PrelutskyThe Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems – Edited by June Crebbin, page 60
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 61Non-OpenS1BoysMissing Important Things by Peter DixonThe Works 5 – Chosen by Paul Cookson, pages 75-76
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 62Non-OpenS1BoysToday is Very Boring by Jack PrelutskyThe Puffin Book of Modern Children’s Verse – Edited by Brian Patten, page 56
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 63Non-OpenS2BoysJimmy Jet and His TV Set by Shel SilversteinThe Puffin Book of Modern Children’s Verse – Edited by Brian Patten, page 99
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 64Non-OpenS2BoysLetters to the Three Pigs by Clare BevanThe Works 3 – Chosen by Paul Cookson, page 236-237
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 65Non-OpenS3BoysAn Alphabet Trip Through Space by Angi HoldenThe Poetry Store – Compiled by Paul Cookson, pages 170-171
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 66Non-OpenS3BoysWe’re the Downhill Racers by Paul CooksonThe Poetry Store – Compiled by Paul Cookson, pages 316-317
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 67Non-OpenS4BoysThe Vikings by John WhitworthThe Works 5 – Chosen by Paul Cookson, page 318
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 68Non-OpenS4BoysThe Way Through the Woods by Rudyard KiplingThe Puffin Book of Modern Children’s Verse – Edited by Brian Patten, page 336
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 69Non-OpenS5BoysSea Fever by John MasefieldThe Works 5 – Chosen by Paul Cookson, page 194
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 70Non-OpenS6BoysColonel Fazackerley by Charles CausleyThe Puffin Book of Modern Children’s Verse – Edited by Brian Patten, pages 164-165
Solo Prose SpeakingN139OpenAge 5-6Boys & GirlsThe Happy Prince and Other Stories by Oscar WildeChapter “The Selfish Giant”, pages 21-22
HarperCollins ISBN 9780008110642
From:
Every afternoon, when school was over,…
To:
…the little boy he had loved.
Solo Prose SpeakingN140OpenAge 7-8Boys & GirlsJames and the Giant Peach by Roald DahlChapter 6, pages 19-20 / pages 25-26
Puffin ISBN 9780141365459 / 9780141322636
From:
James tiptoed a little closer…
To:
…Up you go!’
Solo Prose SpeakingN141OpenAge 9Boys & GirlsThe Twits by Roald DahlChapter 7, The Wormy Spaghetti, pages 15-16
Puffin ISBN 9780142410394


From:
The next day, to pay…
To:
…“It’s too squishy.”
Solo Prose SpeakingN142OpenAge 10Boys & GirlsThe World’s Worst Parents by David WalliamsChapter “Miss Tutelage”, pages 173-174
HarperCollins ISBN 9780008430306
From:
“The complete novels of Charles Dickens!” announced…
To:
…shot up into the air.
Solo Prose SpeakingN143OpenAge 11Boys & GirlsThe Witches by Roald DahlChapter “Metamorphosis”, pages 109-111
Puffin ISBN 9780141361611 / 9780141322643
From:
Far away in the distance,…
To:
…and kept very still.
Solo Prose SpeakingN144OpenAge 12Boys & GirlsMr Stink by David WalliamsChapter 12, Pongy Pong, pages 143-145
HarperCollins ISBN 9780007279067
From:
Chloe spotted an old…
To:
…must have smelled him.


Solo Prose SpeakingN145OpenAge 13Boys & GirlsHarry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. RowlingChapter 11, Quidditch, pages 204-205
Bloomsbury ISBN 9781408855652
From:
Hermione had fought her way…
To:
…ended in complete confusion.
Solo Prose SpeakingN146OpenAge 14Boys & GirlsDemon Dentist by David WalliamsChapter 17, Come to Mummy, pages 192-195
HarperCollins ISBN 9780007453580
From:
Miss Root’s voice had…
To:
…array of dental tools.
Solo Prose SpeakingN147OpenAge 15Boys & GirlsThe Haunting of Charles Dickens by Lewis BuzbeeChapter 4, A dark night with some startling illuminations, page 61
Macmillan ISBN 9780312641238
From:
The last violet light…
To:
…frightened of the living.”
Solo Prose SpeakingN148OpenAge 16 and overBoys & GirlsPennies for Hitler by Jackie FrenchChapter 5, pages 32-33
HarperCollins ISBN 9780732292096
From:
The lid came down…
To:
…free to come to England too.

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