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Premier League Writing Stars: Ambition KS1

KS1/Foundation
English

Premier League Writing Stars: Ambition KS1

KS1/Foundation
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 to enter the Premier League Writing Stars competition. Submit your pupils' entries online or by post using the Class entry form below. There is an Entry activity sheet which needs to be used for submitting pupils' poems.

Find out more about the competition and the amazing prizes to be won. 

There are also resources available for families to use at home. 

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.



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Film: Top tips!

Our panel of judges is excited to hear 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 entries.



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Main activity: The competition

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

Don't forget to download the Entry activity sheet for your poems. These are found in the right hand panel under supporting documents. 


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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.


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Plenary activity: Two stars and a wish

Before submitting their final entries to the competition, pupils peer-assess each others' poems in this "two stars and a wish" feedback activity.