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Premier League Writing Stars 2018: Diversity Poetry Competition KS2


Premier League Writing Stars 2018: Diversity Poetry Competition KS2

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. 

This pack is also available in the Welsh language.

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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Main activity KS2: 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 KS2: 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.