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Premier League Writing Stars: Ambition KS2


Premier League Writing Stars: Ambition KS2

Communication, Poetry, Writing

This pack uses the new poem Beautiful Ambition by Karl Nova to help your pupils learn about ambition 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:

  • work collaboratively in a team
  • plan their writing through discussion and recording
  • read a review a range of poetry
  • learn to appreciate rhymes and poems
  • draft and write by composing and rehearsing and building a rich vocabulary
  • read aloud their own writing.

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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!

Our panel of judges is excited to hear about what your ambitions and dreams are for the future. Watch Karl Nova deliver his top tips for creating great poetry.


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.


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.


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.