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English Writing Challenges

Some examples from the Black Hat

Write challenge 1 - SPRING POEMS!

In literacy, we are looking for Spring poems. Have a quick google for child friendly spring poems. I am looking for poems that have: 

  • Rhyme and alliteration (using 2 words that start with the same letter, sweet birds sang) 
  • Similes (comparing one thing to another using the words like or as, the birds sang like opera singer)
  • Personification (Personification is a common literary tool. It is when you give the qualities of a person to something that isn’t human or that isn’t even alive, the wind sang or the waves roared) 

You don’t need to use all of them in the same poem but have a go at using at least 2 in your poem. 

Remember we will publish every one that we receive on the blog!

Writing Challenge 2 - Can you write a short story about this picture?


Maybe you could write us a story or a piece of descriptive writing about this picture?

Make sure you have a really good look at it!

What ideas can you come up with for a story. Maybe this picture starts your story or it could appear at the end. Try to ensure your story has a beginning, middle and an end. We will publish any stories we receive.

Here are some things to think about:

Where does it go?

How did you find out?

What happens when you or your character walks onto the stairs?

Good Luck I We Cant wait to read them.

Writing Challenge 3


2 options:

Option 1: write a diary entry of what happened on your VE day celebration just like you wrote diaries of Henry's Freedom Box. Remember to make it emotive and to address it to "Dear Diary". See how many of the diary writing skills you used.

Option 2: Take photographs of your VE day celebrations at home and write a description of what happened and what you most enjoyed. Remember to use ASPICE in your description!