Please find below links to great ways of getting your children's imagination working and inspiring them to write.
Here are some links to The Hay Festival you will find lots of free interviews with authors and also free resources to go with these talks.
Click here to go to the website.
You need to look for this to play interviews (children's are free)
Think you're funny, fancy getting one of your stories published and winning a whole load of prizes then read on...
For inspiration click here to watch some videos by published authors on how to write funny!
All you need to know is on the poster.
CLOSING DATE IS 31ST MAY
A reminder that the Non-fiction writing competition is still running, closing date is 22nd May. If we're not back in school by then you can submit entries electronically or post them to the First School for the attention of Mrs Eales.
Here's the PPT from the assembly as a reminder:
https://sites.google.com/winchester-house.org/herebedragons/home a link to an online adventure...are you brave enough to enter and see what will develop... Once you have started, email your teachers to tell them what you are doing!
Konnie Huq (British television presenter and writer, and longest-serving female presenter of Blue Peter) - NOT JUST ENGLISH - science, baking, drawing ... Just what you'd expect from an ex-Blue Peter presenter, fun and accessible ideas that often stem from an initial book reading.
English with Holly - daily lessons on a range of English writing skills, Holly has put a timetable up for this week (the lessons are shared via Facebook). Old lessons can also be viewed.
This was fantastic this morning (Monday 23rd March) - you can watch live or after the event, but if you watch live, and are able to, your children can email (or you can photo and share via Twitter/Facebook) their writing and it may be used in afternoon lesson where a shared piece of writing is created.
Please follow the link to access:
Super Sentence Stacking with Jane Considine starting Mon at 9:45am on her YOUTUBE channel: The Training Space, where she’ll be streaming live English sessions for children of all ages. Get involved. Subscribe to her YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs3rCIhtQso
https://www.literacyshed.com/the-lighthouse.html - watch short film about a lighthouse keeper and then look at suggested writing tasks and pick one or more....
https://www.literacyshed.com/legostory.html – short film about the history of Lego and then choose 1, or more, writing tasks e.g.
-Practice writing rhetorical questions for effect.
-Children could create Lego models and write instructions
-Create an advert for the early toys
-Create biography for Ole Christiansen.
-Map his mood through the events in the story.
-Compare Lego with other toys such as Meccano or modern games and argue why Lego is best. Maybe worthwhile comparing with mine craft, listing similarities and differences, which is more engaging? Which is best for money? Etc…
-Design own Lego land - use Lego to build it. Draw maps, write brochures and visitors guides.
If you're already a member it's easy you just need your membership details, but if you're not a member it's easy to join online.
- You can access Encyclopedia Britannica great for those research projects.
- You can also borrow ebooks to read and share.
- Not a member, join online.
Have a look on this site there's lots to find, including free access to newspapers and magazines.
Audible books are offering children's stories that are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet - get listening :-)
David Walliams is releasing a story a day for 30 days. Why not call a friend and get them to sit and listen at 11am and then call/message to have a chat about the story. Can't see relatives, get them to listen too and chat to them or swap book review emails (or post a card).
The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read-Alouds & Activities click on this link to discover lots of books being read by the author and ideas for sharing books too.
Click here for more information.