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Closing Date: Friday 20th of October 2017

Poetry competition for 5-7 year olds

Teach your younger pupils the secret of writing fantastic riddle poems with Little Riddlers. Challenging, rewarding, fun and helps pupils enjoy poetry, get ready to set imaginations on fire and light up your classroom!

Use the engaging worksheet alongside the optional video activity and lesson plan to engage and motivate your pupils to plan, draft and write their very own riddle poems. From people and places to food and storybook characters there is lots to inspire your budding little riddlers.

Rules

  • Only one entry per student

  • Poems can be written or typed on any theme and in any poetic style

  • Ensure that all students include their name, surname and age on the entry form

Prizes

Our top 5 favourite little poets will each win a Little Riddlers Gift Box (winners will be chosen from entries received in the Autumn Term 2017.)

For Schools

1st Prize - £500

2nd Prize - £250

3rd Prize - £100

PLUS a free copy of the book your pupils feature in

For Pupils

Our top 5 favourite little poets will each win a Little Riddlers Gift Box

PLUS

  • Bookmark for every entrant

  • Sticker for every entrant (you can order these once your entries have been received!)

  • Certificate of merit for those selected for publication

Closing Date: Friday 20th of October 2017

How To Enter

  • If you need any further entry forms you can photocopy or download them, give us a call or email or use the Resources Request form below.

  • Send your entries, along with your school entry form, to:
    FREEPOST RSLY-AUJA-RAHY
    Young Writers PS
    Remus House
    Peterborough
    PE2 9BF

  • Alternatively, upload your pupils' poems here

Closing Date: Friday 20th of October 2017

Downloads

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Writing Tips

Tip #1

Writing a recount is pretty standard when you get back from a school holiday! Why not mix things up and also ask pupils to write a riddle about somewhere they’ve been, something or someone they’ve seen this summer? If you think your pupils are up for a challenge you could even ask them to write a riddle about a place they’ve visited.

Such a fun way to experience each others holiday memories!

Tip #2

Try this short activity to get pupils inspired with imagery. If they can get the reader imagining what their riddle is about then they are well on the way to writing a fantastic riddle!

Ask pupils to close their eyes and imagine these things, one by one – use their senses and powerful verbs / adjectives to describe them without saying what they are!

  • An ice cream
  • Christmas
  • A kitten
  • A swimming pool

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Contact Us

FREEPOST RSLY-AUJA-RAHY
Young Writers PS
Remus House
Peterborough
PE2 9BF

Tel: 01733 890066
Fax: 01733 313524
Email: info@youngwriters.co.uk

Alternatively, you can upload your entries!

Enter online
For Young Writers entering independently (not via their school)

Send school entries online
For teachers to upload their pupils' submissions

Closing Date: Friday 20th of October 2017

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