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Extended Deadline - Closing Date: Monday 27th of February 2017

Poetry Competition for 5-7 Year-Olds

Poetry Safari

Introduce younger pupils to poetry and help them create their own original poem inspired by animals with Poetry Safari!

From wild animals and sea creatures to pets and dinosaurs, pupils can write about any animal they choose. They could even create their own crazy creature!


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Rules

  • Only one entry per pupil

  • Poems can be written or typed

  • Please ensure that all students include their name, surname and age on the pupil entry form

Extended Deadline - Closing Date: Monday 27th of February 2017

Prizes

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For Schools

1st Prize £500

2nd Prize £250

3rd Prize £100

PLUS a free copy of the book that your pupils feature in!

For Pupils

Top 5 Little Poets Win An Animal Adoption Package

  • Certificate if selected for publication

  • Bookmark for every entrant

  • Sticker for every entrant – can be ordered once entries are received

How To Enter

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  • You can enter via post, to:
    FREEPOST RSLY-AUJA-RAHY
    Young Writers KS1
    Remus House
    Peterborough
    PE2 9BF

  • Or you can upload poems to Online Entries

  • If you are in need of more entry forms, please go to Downloads / Resources Request

  • Please ensure that all students include their name, surname and age on the pupil entry form

Extended Deadline - Closing Date: Monday 27th of February 2017

Downloads

To see the competition pack, including Full Competition Information, Posters, Lesson Plans, resources, and more…please fill in the short form below. All download links will appear once the form is sent and the links will also be emailed to you.

 

 

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Writing Tips

Tip #1

Ask pupils to imagine any animal or creature is their imaginary friend. What does their friend look like? What do they do? You can let pupils choose what they do with their animal companion, or you could suggest a setting such as a theme park, at school or in the supermarket.

This a great way to encourage young pupils to write a narrative poem. Don’t forget to encourage description in their writing too.

Tip #2

Ask pupils to watch an animal and write a poem about what it looks like and what it does.

Pupils can be inspired by their pet, or watch videos of their favourite creature on You Tube. Encourage them to watch how their chosen animal moves, makes noises, eats, sleeps, walks... which animals will inspire your pupils' original poetry?

Tip #3

Have images of 'winter' wildlife on display in your classroom. From reindeer, Arctic foxes and hares, to penguins, polar bears and snow leopards, inspire your pupils' poetry with these wonderful creatures and their amazing snow-filled habitats! 

Tip #4

It's a bug's life! Ask pupils to write a poem about an insect that interests them. They'll need to do some research to learn about their chosen mini beast, before writing their poem. You could also suggest pupils write a riddle or an acrostic - come and download our free online lesson plans and presentations for both these poetic forms in the download section on this page!

Tip #5

Ask pupils to write a poem to an animal they love for Valentine's Day!

From the traditional 'roses are red' rhyme to a rhyme, narrative or sense poem explaining why they love this certain animal or pet so much, there is plenty of scope for original poetry writing!


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Contact Us

FREEPOST RSLY-AUJA-RAHY
Young Writers KS1
Remus House
Peterborough
PE2 9BF

Tel: 01733 890066 / 898110
Fax: 01733 313524
Email: info@youngwriters.co.uk

Alternatively, you can upload your entries!

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For Young Writers entering independently (not via their school)

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For teachers to upload their pupils' submissions

Extended Deadline - Closing Date: Monday 27th of February 2017

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