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Blists Hill Writing Competition 

Ironbridge Gorge Museums have launched a short story writing competition – with the 2 winners receiving Book Tokens!

They are looking for budding and enthusiastic little writers to create their own story, themed and inspired by the iconic Victorian period (1837-1901). Following our Victorian topic in the Autumn term, I thought this was a fantastic opportunity for you to show off your super knowledge in a story.  Each story should not exceed 500 words and there are bonus points for illustrations! You can find further details below...

Good luck!

Activity 1: Explanation Text

Have a go at explaining each stage of The Water Cycle, remember to include the key features and you could include a labelled diagram/drawing. Have a look at the example below to help you. You can also find videos and more information about The Water Cycle on the Planet Earth Page.

Activity 2: Adventure of a Water Droplet

Get creative and write a descriptive story describing the journey of a rain drop through the Water Cycle.

Activity 3: Persuasive Text

Be a water hero and persuade others how to conserve water and protect our rivers and oceans.

Activity 4: Ocean Shape Poetry

Write a shape poem about a sea creature or anything else you can think of related to the ocean, rivers or the Water Cycle. Have a look at the PowerPoint to remind yourself how to write a brilliant shape poem.

Reading Activities 

Have a go at reading one of the following texts and answering the questions in your book.


BBC Reading Lesson: The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy