Poems From the Churton Park Class

This week the Churton Park Brain Bunny class were learning about writing descriptions, and in particular about using metaphors and similes in poetry. They worked in two groups, and were asked to choose a topic and each write one metaphor or simile on that subject. Then we put the lines together to create two collaborative poems. The groups chose “The Sea” and “The Forest” as their subjects, and here are their poems.

The Sea

The Sea is like an angry storm,
waking from the deep. Continue reading

Story Cave

Logo for Story Cave. Picture of a bat with the words Story CaveThis week I got the chance to work with some fantastic kids, mentoring at Story Cave. Story Cave is a pop-up creative writing space for children between the ages of 8-10, inspired by the UK’s Ministry of Stories. Story Cave helps children have fun with words, expand their imagination and creativity and at the end of the workshops, every child Continue reading

Poems from the Island Bay Class

This week the Island Bay Brain Bunny class were learning about poetry – in particular list poems, metaphors and similes. They worked in two groups, and were asked to choose a topic and each write one metaphor or simile on that subject. Then we put the lines together to create two collaborative poems. The groups chose “Cats” and “Orange Soda” as their subjects, and here are their poems. Continue reading

July Holiday Writing Ideas

TeapotHappy school holidays everyone! If you want to do some writing over the school holidays, but you’re stuck for ideas, you’ve come to the right place! Try writing a story or poem that includes one or more of the following things:

  • A teapot with something hidden inside it
  • A character who gets lost
  • An argument Continue reading

Easter Holiday Writing Ideas

Drawing of bunnyHappy Easter everyone!

The school holidays are a great time to get started on a new story. Not sure where to start? Try the story starter below to get the creative ideas flowing. Continue reading