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Premier League Writing Stars: Ambition KS1


Premier League Writing Stars: Ambition KS1

Communication, Vocabulary, Poetry, Writing

This pack uses the new poem Beautiful Ambition by Karl Nova to help your pupils think about their ambitions through poetry and help them write their own poem.

Learning outcomes

Pupils will be able to:

  • build their understanding of the term 'ambition'
  • develop positive attitudes towards and stamina for writing by writing poetry
  • learn to appreciate rhymes and poems
  • consider what they are going to write
  • make simple additions, revisions and corrections to their own writing
  • read aloud what they have written. 

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Film: Beautiful Ambition

This short film is a reading of the poem Beautiful Ambition by Karl Nova, which has been written to inspire pupils to write their own poems.


Film: Top tips!

Think about what your ambitions and dreams are for the future. Watch this video with poet, Karl Nova to hear his top tips to help young poets with their writing.


Main activity: The challenge

This activity prompts pupils to think about what the word ambition means to them, creating a word bank and building this into poems.


Film: Ambitions and dreams

This film introduces the theme of ambition. Show this film to get your pupils thinking about their hopes and dreams for the future.