It's time to take your pupils on a trip to Adventure Land!
Use the fun, themed templates to help pupils structure their story and focus their ideas, or use the blank template to unleash creativity and tie in with a current topic or book!
It's easy to get your whole class interested, engaged and motivated to write - creative writing doesn't have to be boring, it's time to free imaginations and create excitement for story writing in your school!
To make sure your entries are valid, please follow the rules listed below:
Only one entry per pupil; there is no limit to the number of entries per school.
Independent entrants are welcome, please provide your full postal address rather than the school's details.
Stories can be written on the entry form or an A4 sheet of paper.
Stories must be your pupils' own work.
Ensure that all pupils include their name and age on their entries.
If you are unsure on any rules or have any queries, please don't hesitate to Contact Us.
£500 Hope Education Resource Voucher and the Young Writers’ Award of Excellence
£250 Hope Education Resource Voucher
£100 Hope Education Resource Voucher
We provide a complimentary copy to every school that takes part too!
Our 10 favourite published writers will each win an exciting goody bag packed full of prizes!
Plus there's a bookmark and sticker for every entrant and pupils chosen for publication will receive a certificate!
Pupil winners will be chosen from entries received in the Autumn Term 2019.
Send your entries, along with your school entry form, to:
Young Writers KS1
Each themed template has a word bank to help pupils with vocabulary and spelling!
There’s also a poster for each theme that is an exclusive online download designed to help pupils generate ideas!
Planning a story and keeping the plot on track so the story has a beginning, middle and end is so important – spending lots of time writing an amazing story with lots of detail and adventure is all very well and good, but if it doesn’t make sense it’s disappointing for both writer and readers.
Ask pupils to consider 5 key points in their story: who, what, why, when and where. This makes them think about what will happen further into the story rather than getting absorbed into their idea and forgetting about the planning!
With our story worksheets, pupils can consider the 5 key points in each picture to help them move their story plot along too.
Then get your pupils inspired by these festive ideas:
Be inspired by their character in the school Christmas play
What’s it like to be Santa on Christmas Eve?
Imagine being an elf in Santa’s workshop
Go on an adventure to the snowman’s ball
Go on a school trip to the North Pole
Meet Santa in the school playground!
There is also a Christmas Story template that you can download, which has pictures to help tell a Christmas story!
Provide pupils with a list of adjectives. These can be template-specific or you can provide a generic list to be used.
Ask pupils to think about all of their senses when writing. It’s easy to tell us what something looks like and to add in a couple of adjectives to enhance description. However, to make the story more interesting, more description is needed. E.g. What does the dinosaur smell like or sound like? So there’s a huge, terrifying dragon – but why is there and how is the main character feeling?
We’ve also provided a handy word bank on each of the themed story templates to help pupils with their vocabulary and spelling!
Imagination and description are a fantastic combination that will result in some brilliant stories!
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