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KS1/Foundation, KS2
Poetry, Writing

We would like you to write a poem to a friend, relative or neighbour who you're unable to see in person at the moment. You could do this on your own or as a family. Your poem should aim to make them smile and brighten their day.

Don't forget to share your poem with us via Twitter @PLCommunities using the #WeAreOneTeam and #PLPrimaryStars or by emailing them in to for a chance to be our Star of the Week.

This is part of our series of weekly challenges for 2021.

What resources are in this pack?

Learning outcomes

Children will:

  • review different types of poetry
  • develop their writing skills
  • understand the importance of community

Poetry challenge

Take part in the challenge! Here is everything you need to know to get you started!

You might also want to check out these great writing tips from author Lauren Child and poet Joseph Coelho. 


Poem template

Use the template to write your poem. If you can't print the template, use a piece of paper instead. Once you've written your poem you could decorate it with a colourful border!

Once you've completed the challenge, take a picture and share it with us at @PLCommunities and hashtag  #WeAreOneTeam and #PLPrimaryStars or email it to us at