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Home learning - Complete the speech challenge


Home learning - Complete the speech challenge

KS1/Foundation, KS2

We have teamed up with the National Literacy Trust and football author Tom Palmer to bring you the Complete the speech challenge.

We want you to create your own version of the Roy of the Rovers story by completing the blank speech bubbles on the comic strip provided. There are two options for you to choose from, Roy's football match or his sister's, Rocky. (You can read more about these in the challenge PDF).

Take part in the weekly challenge and head to the National Literacy Trust Family Zone to download a copy of Tom's top tips for completing your comic strip!

Once you've taken part in the challenge, don't forget to share your comic strip for a chance to win a special prize for your school! Email or tweet @PLCommunities and @Literacy_Trust using #PLPrimaryStars.

What resources are in this pack?

Learning outcomes

Children will:

  • use their imagination and write their own story
  • learn techniques for writing a comic strip.

Film: Complete the speech challenge

Watch author Tom Palmer introduce this week's Premier League Primary Stars challenge.

Don't miss Tom's live interview with TV presenter Ben Shires on Monday 13 July 2020 at 11.30. You will have the opportunity to take part in a special football reading game. You can also watch Tom reading from Scouted, the first Roy of the Rovers book in the series, and get a FREE downloadable copy of it, on the National Literacy Trust Family Zone


The challenge: Complete the speech

Download the challenge PDF for more information about this week's challenge. There are two comic strip templates for you to choose from!