Recommended Reads

100 Word Challenge

  • 100WC (Weekly creative writing challenge for children under 16 years of age)

Year 5 Narrative Unit 5 – Film Narrative

The Piano (Aidan Gibbons)

Day and Night (Pixar)

World War II Literacy Resources


Letters and Sounds

Mr Thorne


Oxford Owl (Oxford Reading Tree)


TES iBoard

TES Resources



Primary Resources

Spelling & Phonics

  • Part 1 (Early Phonics & Alphabet Work, CVC, Blends, Vowel Phonemes, Other Phonics)
  • Part 2 (Prefixes, Suffixes, Double Consonants, Silent Letters, Other Word Groups)
  • Part 3 (Plurals, Compound Words, Common Words, Spelling & Rhyme, Spelling Strategies, Anagrams, Word Searches & Games, Useful Spelling Resources)

ICT Games

Write A Poem With And About Colour

Subject Links: English, Art and Design, Design and Technology and Computing

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Week/Hour Lesson Ideas

  1. Write a poem or limerick about a person, character, animal or object. Make good use of description and alliteration to make it exciting for the readers and viewers.
  2. Explore the use of colour with a variety fonts to format the piece of writing.
  3. Use Scratch to perform the piece of writing with the say and wait blocks. Share the project online in a Scratch studio.
  4. Display the writing on a webpage using HTML and CSS. Publish on a website or blog.
  5. Explore the use of how colour is represented on a computer using red, green blue(RGB) numbers in decimal and hexadecimal and hue, saturation and brightness(HSB).
  6. What are the web safe colours and why do we need them?

Key Stage 1 (Age 5 to 7)

  • to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space to generate, develop, model and communicate theirideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock-ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology
  • explore and evaluate a range of existing products
  • use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content
  • develop positive attitudes towards and stamina for writing by writing poetry consider what they are going to write before beginning by:
  • planning or saying out loud what they are going to write about writing down ideas and/or key words, including new vocabulary encapsulating what they want to say, sentence by sentence
  • make simple additions, revisions and corrections to their own writing by:
  • evaluating their writing with the teacher and other pupils rereading to check that their writing makes sense and that verbs to indicate time are used correctly and consistently, including verbs in the continuous form proofreading to check for errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • read aloud what they have written with appropriate intonation to make the meaning clear

Key Stage 2 (Age 7 to 11)

  • investigate and analyse a range of existing products
  • select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information
  • understand computer networks, including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the World Wide Web, and the opportunities they offer forcommunication and collaboration
  • use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output
  • plan their writing by discussing and recording ideas and proofread for spelling and punctuation errors read their own writing aloud to a group or the whole class, using appropriate intonation and controlling the tone and volume so that the meaning is clear
  • give well-structured descriptions, explanations and narratives for different purposes, including for expressing feelings
  • use the grammatical terminology in English: noun and adjective

Key Stage 3 (Age 11 to 14)

  • undertake creative projects that involve selecting, using, and combining multiple applications, preferably across a range of devices, to achieve challenging goals, including collecting and analysing data and meeting the needs of known users
  • create, reuse, revise and repurpose digital artefacts for a given audience, with attention to trustworthiness, design and usability
  • writing for a wide range of purposes and audiences, including: well-structured formal expository and narrative essays; stories, scripts, poetry and other imaginative writing
  • plan, draft, edit and proofread amending the vocabulary, grammar and structure of their writing to improve its coherence and overall effectiveness and paying attention to accurate grammar, punctuation and spelling

Software/Websites To Use

Book List Suggestions