Visual Poetry with Chomp!

In the curriculum, there is a big focus on children learning and reciting poetry. 
Year 2 -  
continuing to build up a repertoire of poems learnt by heart, appreciating these and reciting some, with appropriate intonation to make the meaning clear
Year 4 - 
 preparing poems and play scripts to read aloud and to perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone, volume and action
Year 6 -
learning a wider range of poetry by heart
preparing poems and plays to read aloud and to perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone and volume so that the meaning is clear to an audience

For me, I love having fun with poetry! It is a great way for children to play and experiment with ideas and language! Today we used a fantastic app to bring some of the children's poems to life!

For anyone on Instragram, please follow @ICT_MrP for time-saving tech tips posted weekly! This week shared one of my favourite apps -

The app Chomp, usually £2.29, is currently FREE and thanks to the 'Apps gone Free' I was able to snap it up!

The app has over 50 hand drawn animations where the children can place their face into different scenes and record themselves. As soon as I introduced the app to my class today, they were hooked and it got their creative juices flowing! After exploring the app, we decided to pen some poems inspired by the animations. Then the children had to record themselves performing their poems in the app. This resulted in creating wonderful visuals to bring their poems to life!

This app is great and teachers will have so many ideas to inspire writing whether it be poetry or stories with it. Here are a couple of examples of poems we created today. We hope you like them!


  1. Hey Mr P & co.
    We were so inspired by your use of Chomp, we set about using it ourselves. We really liked how you'd managed to work together to create a whole poem and you even have rhyming and your ideas really match the character you have! Great Job with the thinking there : )
    We had been writing Nutty News articles inspired by Andy Griffiths and we thought 'look at all the great characters that class used! We could use them in our articles.'
    You guys made it look so easy and showed us that we can combine lots of little Chomp bits into 1 clip. Here's our first go at it (the senior kids) with the middle and juniors still working on editing and uploading.

  2. Great app! Thank you for your recommendation.


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