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Premier League Writing Stars 2018: Diversity Poetry Competition KS1


Premier League Writing Stars 2018: Diversity Poetry Competition KS1

Diversity, Poetry, Writing

This pack, developed in partnership with the National Literacy Trust, uses the specially written poem Beautifully different, Wonderfully the same by Joseph Coelho to help your pupils learn about diversity 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 right. There are poem entry activity sheets which pupils must use for their final entries. Find out more about the competition and the amazing prizes to be won.

This pack is also available in the Welsh language.


Learning outcomes

Pupils will be able to:

  • build their understanding of the term 'diversity'
  • 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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Main activity KS1: The competition

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

Don't forget to download the pupil entry activity sheets and Class entry form (if you want to submit your entries by post) from the Supporting documents box on the right.


Plenary activity KS1: Two stars and a wish

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