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If you would like to do some writing, take a look at some of the activities below for ideas.



Develop your vocabulary. Over the summer, magpie in a notebook any super words that you find when reading. Use the template below to help you develop your understanding of the words. Find the definition, the word class, synonyms and antonyms, use the word in a sentence of your own, draw a picture to help you remember the word and make modifications to the word (change the tense or add a prefix/suffix).

Fiction writing

Write your own story. To inspire your story writing, choose one of the activities below. This will give you some ideas about characters, settings and genres. Be as creative as you can!


Story Widget - use the story widget to discover questions that will help you start and write a fantastic story.

Creative Writing 

Use the cards below to help you plan a story. There are three columns: objects, characters and locations. Cut all of them out, mix them up in their categories and put them face down in three piles. Choose one card from each. Use the cards to help you come up with a story. Plan your story then write.


Use the circle in the document attached to help you decide which genre to focus on and which characters to include in your story.

Below are some additional resources to help you plan and write your story. Use the story mapping sheet to help you plan your ideas. Think carefully about each section of the story. Where will the story be set? Who will the characters be?


Use the character description sheet to help you plan your main characters. Think about how you will describe them. Add vocabulary that you would like to use. Find synonyms and antonyms for some of the words you have chosen.

Michael Rosen story openings

Explore the beginning of different stories with Michael Rosen.

Non-fiction writing 

Choose from the writing tasks and follow the link to the lesson. You will find videos to watch, activities to complete and information to read before you complete a piece of writing.

Newspaper report

Choose something that you could write a newspaper report about. It might be something that you have read or heard about in the news or something that you are interested in such as sport, pollution, space or animal extinction. Plan your ideas using the planning template below. You will need to do some research first. Then write your newspaper report. There is a template below if you would like to use it.


Poetry Detective

Find and choose two poems. Read the poems and analyse them.

  • What is the poem about?
  • What type of poem is it?
  • Is there a rhyming pattern? If so, what is it?
  • How does the poem make you feel?
  • Explain why you like the poem.
  • What is your favourite word/line/stanza? Why?
  • Has the poet used any figurative language? (Similes, metaphors, personification)
  • What other features has the poet used?


Poetry writing

Write your own poem. Think about what type of poem you will create (an acrostic poem, a shape poem, a narrative poem, a Haiku etc). Choose a theme for your poem. Think about the language you will use and how you will include figurative language.  Plan, write and perform your own poem.