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Weekly Writing Tasks

List of Weekly Writing Tasks


Task 1 (W/C 23.03.20)

A newspaper article about schools closing because of COVID-19.

KS1 can create a poster to inform people that schools have shut and why.


Task 2 (W/C 30.03.20)

An instruction text on how to wash your hands.

As an additional target for KS2, include time conjunctions (Firstly, next, then, finally) and Year 5 and 6 also use prepositional phrases.


Task 3 (W/C 06.04.20 and 13.04.20)

A journey tale of an adventure you could go on with your time off from school. Try and be as creative as possible, the more you use your imagination of where you could go, the better your writing will be.


Task 4 (W/C 20.04.20)

A thank you letter to the NHS (or any other key worker) thanking them for all the hard work they have been doing during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Task 5 (W/C 27.04.20)

A poem in the style of Miss Mayo's thankful poem. The poem should be about what you will be thankful for when we return to normality. Miss Mayo's poem can be found in the 'Examples of Excellent Writing' Section on the home learning page.


Task 6 (W/C 04.05.20)

A film review following the structure of Mr Cole's. You could write about a film you have watched recently, your favourite film or TV programme or even watch a new film and review it. Mr Cole's example can be found in the 'Examples of Excellent Writing' Section on the home learning page.


Task 7 (W/C 11.05.20)

A character description for your own superhero. In this description you should provide information about the personality of the superhero, their powers and their costume or what they look like. Have a go at drawing your superhero to help you visualise it. Mr Cole's example can be found in the 'Examples of Excellent Writing' section on the home leaning page.


Task 8 (W/C 18.05.20)

A tale of fear using the superhero character you created last week.This could be your superhero facing a global disaster, a super villain who is their arch nemesis or their greatest fear of spiders! Follow the structure laid out in the video and make sure you plan the story before you start writing it.


Task 9 (W/C 01.06.20) 

A persuasive speech as if you were the Prime Minister of the country trying to get everyone to stay alert. Try and use all the persuasive techniques mentioned in the video. Think about a catching opening and don't over complicate the structure of your speech.


Task 10 (W/C 08.06.20)

A story when a main character gets delivered a mystery letter inviting them to pursue their life-long dream. This is split into 3 sections (opening, receiving the letter, fulfilling the dream) and the main aim is to try and describe hot the main character would be feeling within each of the sections. This could be a great opportunity to write about your biggest hope or dream, or you can make one up!


Task 11 (W/C 15.06.20)

A discussion text answering 'Should Key Workers get paid more?' A discussion text needs to look at both sides of the argument before ending with a conclusion. If you are struggling with any of the features to include, check out BBC Bitesize which will have information about the features and activities to practice using them.


Task 12 (W/C 22.06.20)

A portal tale where your main character gets transported to a different place through a special artefact in a museum. Use the structure in the video and don't forget how important it is to plan. This week's crucial targets are to ensure you have accurate spelling and are punctuating speech properly.


Task 13 (W/C 29.06.20)

A non-chronological report about an imaginary animal. Have a go at drawing your imaginary animal. Use the structure in the video to write a report all about the animal. Remember to add lots of description and detail to your report.


Task 14 (W/C 06.07.20)

A journey tale of you (or whoever your main character is) going on a hot air balloon journey where something goes wrong. Follow the structure in the video and try and include a small problem and resolution in addition to the standard structure.


Task 15 (W/C 13.07.20)

Write an acrostic poem about the positive experiences you have experienced during the lockdown. Use any of the words in the video to make an acrostic poem about some of the more enjoyable things you have experienced because of the isolation to show that it has not all be a negative..


All these can be done either on a computer of handwritten. We would love to see what you have produced so please email us your work (if handwriting, you can take a picture of this work and send the picture). If you can't send this or can't access your teacher's email address, please store it safe and you can share all your work when we return to school.