FREE-DAY: Writing!


Yesterday, I posted some ‘calendar maths’ resources and while I was in the groove, I got on with a writing one which is similar, but I think this one is one you could use across the age ranges!

I’ve tried to keep all of the prompts as varied and fun as possible – for younger children they might just draw a picture, or attempt to write some sentences. Older children might do a 10 minute, or 20 minute, depending on their age, bit of writing about whatever the prompt of the day is!

The same principal applies – every day there’s a different thing to do, except this time it’s a little bit different!

Every day, there’s either a CHARACTER, STORY PLOT or SETTING prompt:

  • If the day has a CHARACTER prompt, the premise is they write SOMETHING about a character – it doesn’t matter what… but their short bit of writing that day is about the character
  • If the day is a SETTING prompt, they write SOMETHING about the given setting – again, it doesn’t matter what, but their bit of writing that day is about the setting.
  • If the day has a STORY PLOT prompt, they write a story using that plot as a stimulus – be that a few sentences, a story map/mountain, a paragraph or a page. Some kind of story about whatever the prompt it.

I’d love this to prompt kids to write different text types about whatever the character and setting are, so they might choose to write a diary, or some instructions, or a newspaper article or whatever it is they want about the prompt.

As always there’s a colour version and a black and white version – download as you see fit! I can’t wait to share these with our kids and see what they come up with! 

W4W May

Words for Writing May: Black and White

Words for Writing May: Colour

I hope this is useful! Feel free to download, share with parents, put on your websites! Sharing is caring and we all need to work together to support our families and kids however we can! Let me know if you do decide to download and share them – it would be lovely to hear from you! 

If you’d like a June version, let me know and I can get on it! I’m trying to come up with a similar thing for other subjects… but I’ll get back to you on that! I’d like to try and be as helpful as I can. Have a think and let me know if there’s anything you’d like or what other kinds of things would be useful to you! 

S x

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