A Handful of Poems by Tony Mitton

This BritLit Kit is a collection of four fun poems with teaching materials designed for older primary learners.

The four poems in this collection are all by Tony Mitton. Each kit includes the text and audio of the poem as well as learning activities, teacher's notes and visual support. The four poems are:

  • Robin Hood Rap
  • I Wanna Be A Star
  • Key
  • Arabian Nights

You can listen to or download the poems as well as the teaching materials below.

About this BritLit Kit

This kit was made by a group of Portuguese teachers who attended one of the two week intensive training courses for materials writers at the Norwich Institute of Language and Education (NILE), funded by the EU Comenius fund. Their principle trainers were Claudia Ferradas and Susan Hillyard, and they worked with Tony Mitton during the course. This group also wrote the kit for Down by the Cool of the Pool. The poems are read by Tony Mitton and original artwork is by Rob Lenihan.


Submitted by tatarozge on Mon, 10/03/2011 - 13:23


I like all of them and I started to use and my pupils like very much. thanx to this nice team.

Submitted by teachersus on Thu, 07/23/2015 - 15:06


Hi - I'd love to use the robin hood rap next week but I can't get the audio to play. Could someone check if it's working correctly? Many thanks

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Thu, 07/23/2015 - 15:32

In reply to by teachersus


Hi there - I've uploaded the links to the audio again and it seems to be working fine now. Hope your students enjoy the activity! Cath

Submitted by teachersus on Fri, 07/24/2015 - 18:12

In reply to by Cath McLellan


Thanks Cath, it's working fine now.

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